list updated as of September 19th, 2016

* vegetarian option

New Year. New Competition.

It's all going down on November 5th, 2016! Who will take THE GOLDEN NOODLE home and win bragging rights for 2016. 

Will Auntie Vee's or AMK Kitchen repeat their 2015 wins?

TWO GOLDEN NOODLE's will be awarded this year for the ultimate mac & cheese showdown.

Bookmark this page to stay updated on the latest restaurants added to the line-up. 

Check out our previous 2015 and 2014 competing restaurants!

Lunch Session (12pm-3pm)

Restaurant | Chef | Dish

10pin Bowling Lounge | Chef Javier Avalos | Shhh...it's a secret*

AMK Kitchen Bar | Chef Barry Smith | Gooey Creamy Mac  - 2015 Lunch GOLDEN NOODLE WINNER

Auntie Vee's | Chef Navena Moore | Shhh...it's a secret - 2015 Dinner GOLDEN NOODLE WINNER

Bar PastoralChef TBD | Shhh...it's a secret

Blackfinn Ameripub | Chef Sergio Sanchez | Gourmet Mac & Cheese

BourBonQue | Chef Kevin Whittier | Borbonque Mac & Cheese

Bridget McNeills | Chef TBD | BBQ Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese

Calzone & Macaroni Co. | Chef Nic Lindsey | Shhh...It's a secret.

Carnivale | Chef Rodolfo Cuadros | Shhh...it's a secret. - 2015 Most Creative Dish Award

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe | Chef Chuck Pine | Cajun Shrimp Mac Daddy

Cindy's at Chicago Athletic Association | Chef Christian Rogano & Chef Jove Hubbard | Mac & Cheese Cassoulet

Creative Conecepts | Chef Turon Cummings & Chef Annin Stewart | Lasagna Mac & Cheese

Dimo's Pizza Chef Stephen Hofstad | The Single Dad

Dine Restaurant | Chef Kevin Harkin | Shhh...It's a secret.

Famous Dave's BBQ | Chef Daniel Specht & Jeff Butler | Dave's Cheesy Jalapeno Mac & Cheese*

Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants | Chef Tania D'Agostino | Fiesta's Mac & Cheese

Gene & Georgetti's | Chef Luis Quiroz | Shhh...its' a secret

Goddess and Grocer | Chef Chris Hernandez | Goddess Smoked Mac & Cheese

Hops and Curds | Chef Micky Kearns | Shhh...it's a secret 

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap Chef Nick Santanglo | Shhh...it's a secret

Jerk. Modern Jamaican Grill | Chef Dion Solano | Jerk. Mac & Cheese

Kinzie Chophouse | Chef TBD | 4-Cheese Mac 

Kitty O'Sheas at the Hilton Chicago | Chef Mark Brand & Erica McGhee | Shhh...it's a secret - 2014 GOLDEN NOODE WINNER & 2015 1st Runner-Up

Le Bouchon | Chef Oliver Poilevery | Return of the Mac

Louie's Chophouse | Chef Michael Vardikos | Bacon Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

Mercadito Chicago | Chef TBD | Shhh...it's a secret 

Mity Nice Bar & GrillChef John Chiakulas | Shhh...it's a secret 

Morton's the SteakhouseChef TBD | Shhh...it's a secret

N'awlins Edibles Catering & Personal Chef Services | Chef Cheryl Bowman | Cajun - Creole Delite

Nix's at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel | Chef Cliff Ostrowski | Shhh...it's a secret

Noodles & Company | Chef Mike Kinzig | BBQ Pork Mac

Old Town Pour House | Chef Raquel Guerrero | Baked Truffle Mac & Cheese

Orso's Restaurant | Chef Victor Flores | Shhh...it's a secret

Parker's Restaurant & Bar | Chef Patrick McLanghlin | Shhh...it's a secret

Pinstripes | Chef TBD | Loaded Mac & Cheese

Public House | Chef Jeremy Tannehill | Shhh...it's a secret

Real Urban Barbeque | Chef Jeff Shapiro & Chef Dean Eliacostas | Shhh...it's a secret -  2015 2nd Runner-Up

Redstone American Grill |Chef Chris Daley | That's so Gouda Mac & Cheese

Rosebud Restaurants | Chef Fabio Capparelli, Moosah Reaumet, & Andrew Sikkelrus | Quattro Cheese & Macaroni with Crispy Parmesan Reggiano

South Water Kitchen | Chef Roger Waysok | Smokey Cheese

Taco in a Bag | Chef Gravy Brown & Chef Deep Dish Bertoletti | Mac Daddy*

The Cotton DuckChef Domini Zumpano | Shh...it's a secret

The Hampton Social | Chef Ryan Wombacher | Montauk Mac

The Monkey's PawChef Rah Shabazz | Shh...it's a secret

The OgdenChef Chris de la Cueva | Breakfast Mac

Whisk | Chef Ricardo Rodriguez | Shh...it's a secret

Wild Monk | Chef TBD | Shh...it's a secret

Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse | Chef Mark Hill | The Wise Owl Mac

Zed451 | Chef TBD | Shh...it's a secret

Dinner Session (6:00pm-9:00pm)

Restaurant | Chef | Dish

10pin Bowling Lounge | Chef Javier Avalos | Shhh...it's a secret*

III Forks | Chef Cedric Harden | Shhh...it's a secret.

676 Restaurant | Chef Anthony Herve | Truffle Mac & Cheese Bites

720 Bar at The Hilton Chicago | Chef Robert McKenzie | Shhh...it's a secret

Amazing Edibles Catering | Chef Alexi Mandolini | Shhh...it's a secret - 2015 1st Runner-Up

Auntie Vee's | Chef Navena Moore | Shhh...it's a secret - 2015 Dinner GOLDEN NOODLE WINNER

Bar PastoralChef TBD | Shhh...it's a secret

Calzone & Macaroni Co. | Chef Nic Lindsey | Shhh...It's a secret.

Chuck's Southern Comforts CafeChef Chuck Pine | Cajun Shrimp Mac Daddy

Chop Chicago | Chef Jovanis Bouargaub | Lobster Mac & Cheese

Cindy's at Chicago Athletic AssociationChef Christian Rogano & Chef Jove Hubbard | Mac & Cheese Cassoulet

Cobra Lounge Chef Jason Gilmore | Mac n Beer Cheese

Dimo's Pizza Chef Stephen Hofstad | The Single Dad

Famous Dave's BBQ | Chef Daniel Specht & Jeff Butler | Dave's Cheesy Jalapeno Mac & Cheese*

Fillini Bar & Restaurant at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel | Chef Caroline Kolaja | Blueberry Marscapone Mac & Cheese

Freestyle Food & Drink | Chef Geordan Stenson | Shhh...it's a secret

Fremont Chicago | Chef Ryan Devitt | Fremont Mac n Cheese

For the Win Chicago | Chef Amanda Dobson | Shhh...it's a secret

Gene & Georgetti's | Chef Luis Quiroz | Shhh...its' a secret

Harvest RoomChef Jon Harootunian | Smoque Mac & Cheese

Knife & Tine | Chef Paul Caravelli | Shhh...it's a secret - 2015 Best Presentation Award

N'awlins Edibles Catering & Personal Chef Services | Chef Cheryl Bowman | Cajun - Creole Delite

Pierrot Gourmet at the Peninsula Chicago | Chef Norman Hargove | Cornbread Mac & Cheese

Porkchop | Chef Luis Garcia | Pulled Port Mac & Cheese

Q-BBQ | Chef Michael LaPidus | Smoked Bacon Mac

Rudy's Bar and GrilleChef TBD | Shhh...it's a secret

State and Lake Chicago Tavern | Chef Kevin Atkinson | Shhh...it's a secret - 2015 Most Creative Dish Award

Sunda | Chef TBD | Chow Fun Mac & Cheese

The DearbornChef Aaron Cushieri | Cavair Mac & Cheese

The Florentine | Chef Zachary Walrath | Shhh...it's a secret

The Vig | Chef Matthew Denk | Pimento Mac and Cheese*

Washburne Culinary Institute | Chef Nicholas X. Daloia | Washburne Mac & Cheese

Warren's Ale House | Chef Mark Downing | Jamaican Jerk Chicken Mac & Cheese

Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse | Chef Mark Hill | The Wise Owl Mac

and more....