What SLO County restaurant has best mac and cheese?
August 5, 2023
It may be a childhood staple, but there’s nothing basic about local restaurants’ takes on macaroni and cheese.
Popular review site Yelp recently shared a list of the best “decadent mac ‘n cheese” on the Central Coast, highlighting six San Luis Obispo County restaurants for their versions of this classic comfort dish.
Yelp reviewers raved about the mac and cheese at Linn’s Restaurant in Cambria.
In Morro Bay, Babydudes’ baked mac and cheese with candied jalapeños “comes highly recommended,” Yelp said.
Dan’s Grub Shack in Atascadero serves up mac and cheese on a bacon burger, while Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ in Paso Robles shows that barbecue joints can pull off the best pulled pork mac and cheese around, according to Yelp.
In San Luis Obispo, Black Sheep Bar and Grill got a shoutout for its “irresistibly delicious man ‘n cheese,” Yelp said, while reviewers called Grover Beach sandwich shop Fuego a “hidden gem” with “some of the best mac ‘n cheese around.”
At the risk of stirring up some deliciously cheesy controversy, we at The Tribune want to know: Did Yelp get it right?
We’re asking for nominations for the eateries with the best mac and cheese in San Luis Obispo County.
Fill out the form below and cast your vote before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10. The restaurants with the most nominations will then be included in a poll late next week, so you can vote on the ultimate winner.
Feel free to nominate as many SLO County spots as you would like, and make sure to send this to your family and friends so they can get in on the mac and cheese showdown.
Kaytlyn Leslie writes about business and development for The San Luis Obispo Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also covers city governments and happenings in the South County region, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Grover Beach. She joined The Tribune in 2013 after graduating from Cal Poly with her journalism degree.