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Best Mac and Cheese in DC?

After living in Boston for for years, I had 5 solid 'top five' places to go for great mac and cheese. Here in DC, I haven't really found anything great. I really like the mac and cheese at Hill Country BBQ and I even like the Wisconsin Mac and Cheese at Noodles, Inc. Any other places you guys recommend for great mac and cheese? (And please, don't suggest lobster mac and cheese--I don't eat seafood and I'm a PURIST!)

Thanks!

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  1. Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan. We no longer go there, but it is insanely delicious. Trust me.

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    The Black Squirrel
    2427 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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    1. re: Jeserf

      thanks for the tip! I'll definitely check it out and let you know what I think! :-)

    2. I usually like homemade best, but the capmac foodtruck had pretty good mac and cheese.

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      1. re: Doh

        While having much potential the cheese-its aren't really a good substitute for a good crust created by baking. But their variants such as white cheddar and pesto work well.

        As for in DC, can't comment much but a trip up to Baltimore to the Brewer's Art is recommended. Especially when they have the smoked jalapeno mac and cheese on the menu.

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        Brewer's Art
        1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

        1. re: bigterp1

          The Mac and Cheese at Wegman's is pretty good

      2. My daughter loves the mac and cheese at Central. I've tasted it and it is really good. It's a relatively good deal for their menu as it's a side.

         
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        1. re: dacfood

          dacfood-I literally just heard about their mac and cheese yesterday--I definitely plan to try it out soon! thanks all for the tips. I've heard about CapMac but I'd prefer a brick and mortar restaurant....I find it tough to track down these food trucks!

          1. re: dacfood

            Second the mac n cheese at Central. Unbelievably rich. To be shared.

            1. I don't know what makes exceptional mac 'n' cheese since I never became a connoisseur, but when it's good, I like what they serve as a side disk at Famous Dave's in Oakton. Since sometimes it's better than others, I suspect that this isn't a particular specialty, and it probably isn't the same at every Famous Dave's. But that's the only mac 'n' cheese I've had since I was a kid and I like it enough to order it most of the time when I go there.

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              1. re: MikeR

                Second. Famous Dave's mac and cheese is really good.

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                Famous Dave's
                10500 Owings Mills Blvd, Owings Mills, MD 21117

              2. Hank's Oyster Bar has great mac and cheese. It is a side item. Although since you don't eat seafood (you lived in Boston and don't eat seafood!!?) there might be slim pickings for other food items.

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                Hank's Oyster Bar
                1026 King St Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314

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                1. re: Elyssa

                  I don't know about the downtown Hank's, but the mac and cheese at the one in Old Town was horrible. It managed to be tough, chewy, and burnt with a sheen of oil on top. I had to send it back.