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It's National Mac and Cheese Week and time for our annual "Restaurants with the Best Mac and Cheese in Rochester, Minnesota" list. Each year we run to Yelp and find the best of the best, as voted mostly by people that live and work in SE Minnesota. If you're looking for travelers reviews, you'll find those on TripAdvisor.com

According to yelp.com, this year's top restaurant for mac and cheese is The Half Barrel, and the #10 is The Purple Goat. And in between? All kinds of food, cultures, and spicy delights. Let's get into it!

10 Best Restaurants for Mac and Cheese In Rochester, Minnesota

Without any further ado, the 2022 list to celebrate National Mac and Cheese Week! Click the image for link to website.

Listings via Yelp.com
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It Is Also National French Fry Week

So, if you'd like to go that route, french fry it up (and remember to ask for chicken gravy for dippin'!).

Top 8 Restaurants in Rochester with Amazing French Fries

There's just something a potato peeled just right that's fried to perfection that hits the taste buds in all of the right spots. If you love a good french fry with your burger, or you just want to have a plate all to yourself, July 13th is a big day for you. It is National French Fry day! Yes, our beloved potato has its own day.

I asked a bunch of people what their favorite places were in town to grab a fry...or two. I learned that we have some very passionate french fry fanatics and as soon as we posted the question, e-mails started flying in on the best spots in town. Here are the top picks!