Previous to this stop I would have sworn that the mac and cheese at Garden Grill in Epcot was the greatest marriage of cheese and pasta of all time. And truth be told they might actually be the same recipe, but this one wins for a few reasons. 1. The Garden Grill tops theres with goldfish. Cute and somewhat tasty. But the crispy toasted Panko breadcrumbs at The Friar’s Nook bring this mac and cheese to another level.
This quick service stop is a walk up window located between the Castle and Winnie the Pooh’s ride. There are limited covered seats available. We stopped by there on a hot October afternoon to sample their macaroni and cheese. With the dining plan you can get 1 entrée, 1 drink and 1 dessert. A Odwalla lemonade slushie counts as a drink here. We chose the apples with caramel dip for dessert. The slushie was cool, sweet, tart and refreshing.
But the star of the show is the macaroni and cheese. The cheese was creamy and rich, oozing out of every bite. The breadcrumbs added a crunch that contrasted the smooth pasta and cheese nicely. Friar’s Nook offers macaroni and cheese either plan, topped with pot roast or bbq chicken. I’m a purist and it was a snack so we kept it simple. I wouldn’t change a thing.