Ever been to the Wisconsin Dells? If you have, you know there’s so much to do, you barely have time to eat. But if you do stop to eat, and if you love cheese (and if you’re in Wisconsin, you’d really should) here are a couple of places that we recommend:
MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop – We ate lunch at this little restaurant that specializes in, wait for it, Macaroni & Cheese. They serve it in little one-person-sized cast iron skillets, and it’s amazing. You can be brave like my husband was, and try one of their creative varieties, such as Cheeseburger Mac, or Loaded Baked Potato Mac, or Jalapeno Popper Mac. He had the Popeye Mac, which had spinach, and he loved it. Or you can stick with the original, which is what my daughter and I did. That’s just plain old mac & cheese, but it was the best plain old mac & cheese we had ever eaten. Ever. And we’ve eaten a lot of mac & cheese. (This is Wisconsin, after all.)
The Cheese Factory – This is the oddest name for this restaurant, because it doesn’t actually serve cheese. We stopped here for supper. The restaurant is housed in an old cheese factory, which is where it gets its name. It’s a vegan restaurant, but don’t let that scare you off. Even if you’re a carnivore, you’ll like this place. We’re not any kind of vegetarians, and we loved everything we tried, because face it, they had really good food: sandwiches, pancakes, Asian food, Italian food, Mexican food, soups, appetizers, pretty much everything you can think of, except for meat.
We loved the Rattlesnake Tofu, which we couldn’t resist trying because of the name. It didn’t have rattlesnake in it, of course, but it did have tofu, which was barbequed and ridiculously good. And we loved everything else we tried, too. But save room for dessert, because their pastries are amazing. And none of them use eggs or dairy products. I don’t know how they do it, but it doesn’t really matter to us. We’ll be back the next time we’re in the Dells.
MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop
Wis Dells, WI 53965
The Cheese Factory Restaurant
521 Wisconsin Dells Parkway S
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965