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The Best Mac & Cheese in the Brighton-Howell Area

July 14, 2022

The king of comfort foods: Mac & Cheese. This beloved dish even has a National day to celebrate the cheesy goodness. To celebrate the dominant dish of American cuisine, we compiled a list of the best Mac & Cheese in the Brighton Howell area. Think you found the best Mac & Cheese in the area? Let us know – tag @explorebrightonhowellarea or use #ExploreBHA.

Lu and Carl’s

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At Lu and Carl’s, the Mac & Cheese brings back those childhood memories of your parents cracking open the box of Kraft. The chefs here don’t lack serving up a generous portion of tangy and cheese pasta. The best part? Add a side of broccoli to make yourself feel better about devouring this entire plate of Mac & Cheese.

Diamonds Steak and Seafood

The Mac & Cheese at Diamonds Steak and Seafood is famously known around the area for a reason. Why? It could be due to the cavatappi pasta covered in a four-cheese sauce and topped with sharp cheddar cheese and toasted breadcrumbs. This Mac & Cheese could be a local favorite due to the ability to add Diamond’s famous grilled steak right on top.

Brighton Bar & Grill

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Brighton Bar & Grill is one of Brighton’s most beloved restaurants. This downtown favorite offers a more classy take on this dish by encompassing a delicious and creamy four-cheese sauce poured over perfectly cooked cavatappi and served with herb-crusted chicken. Feed your inner childhood memories by enjoying this homemade Mac & Cheese on your next downtown Brighton adventure.

Block Brewing Company

Block Brewing Company might be known for its smoked meats and house-brewed craft beer which just so happen to be Mac & Cheese’s best friend. This Killer Mac & Cheese is topped with bacon and homemade cornbread crumbs. Bring this dish to the next level by adding pulled pork, brisket, or chicken. The best part? There are two places to gobble up this cheesy goodness with locations in both Brighton and Howell.

Cleary’s Pub

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Come for the ambiance, stay for the delicious Mac & Cheese. Downtown Howell’s Cleary’s Pub offers a gain portion of pasta tossed in a three-cheese and lobster sauce. This entree comes with a side house salad to curb your guilt of licking the cheese off the plate. It may be big enough to share, but we guarantee you won’t want to.

Ginopolis’ Bar-BQ Smokehouse

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You can find another delicious BBQ option in downtown Brighton at Ginopolis’ Bar-BQ. This homemade creamy Mac & Cheese can be the side dish to your order of in-house smoked brisket or ribs. Don’t worry, you can also have this creamy goodness as a whole entree but either way, your taste buds will thank you,

Jonna’s Bar and Grill

Mac & Cheese enthausiasts should run not walk to Howell’s Jonna’s Bar and Grill. Here you will find the ultimate customization options to bring your favorite pastas dish to the next level. This gooey dish is tossed in a unqiue eight-cheese sauce blend and can be topped with a variety of offerings.


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Lu & Carl's

Lu & Carl's Bar & Grill, 100 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Diamonds Steak and Seafood

Diamonds Steak and Seafood, 101 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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Brighton Bar & Grill

Brighton Bar & Grill, 400 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Block Brewing Company Brighton

Block Brewing Brighton, 1840 South Old US Highway 23, Brighton, MI, USA

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Block Brewing Company Howell

Block Brewing Company, 1140 South Michigan Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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Cleary's Pub

Cleary's Pub, 117 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843 USA

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Ginopolis’ Bar-BQ & Speakeasy

201 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116, USA

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Jonna's Bar & Grill

1455 N Michigan Ave, Howell, Michigan, USA

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