Birmingham’s Hattie B’s has the best Mac and Cheese in Alabama, according to Business Insider

Hattie B’s staff at the Birmingham Lakeview District restaurant. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Everybody loves Hattie B’s Nashville-style hot chicken, but don’t forget their legendary Mac and Cheese, says Business Insider, one of the nation’s largest digital business publications.

In fact, Business Insider likes Hattie B’s Mac and Cheese so much, they named it the best in Alabama in their  “best macaroni and cheese restaurants in each state” list that was published in October 2019.

What Makes Hattie B’s Mac and Cheese Special

Hattie B’s hot chicken and Mac & Cheese. The restaurant’s Mac & Cheese was named best in Alabama by Business Insider. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The perfect side to “cool off” after eating hot chicken, Hattie B’s is very proud of their Mac and Cheese.


“It is special because of how we make it.  We make our own cheese sauce, that we put in our Mac and Cheese.  That is what makes the difference.  And then it is topped with more cheese. So you have like cheese sauce and cheese on top –  that’s awesome right there. Who doesn’t like some cheesy Mac and Cheese! It does have some pimentos in it and has a little “kick” to it. ~ Kayla White, Assistant Manager at Hattie B’s

Popular in Birmingham’s Lakeview District

Hattie B’s is a restaurant that originated in Nashville, but Birmingham has made it part of the family. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Located on 7th Avenue in the heart of the Lakeview Entertainment District, Hattie B’s has a loyal following.

As one customer aptly described the popular restaurant on Bham Now’s recent visit:

“I think what makes this Mac and Cheese so good is the people that work here!”

Love Mac and Cheese?

Of course, Birmingham is blessed with numerous restaurants that serve mouth-watering Mac and Cheese.  What are your favorite Magic City places for Mac and Cheese?


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Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.