KEYSTONE BAR & GRILL – CINCINNATI, OH

249 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Do you love eating delicious mac and cheese with all sorts of different toppings? Then this post is the one for you! Keystone is a bar and grill located just across the street from the University of Cincinnati. Their signature items, however, are their unique and delectable mac and cheese dishes.

During this visit I ordered the Powerhouse which is Mac and Cheese with Buffalo Chicken, Meatloaf, Jalapeños, Bleu Cheese, and crispy Chips on top. The mac and cheese itself is good, nothing too special about it, but definitely good quality. However, the meats in this dish are very good, and give it a lot of substance. The buffalo sauce and the jalapeños give a nice spice to the dish (if you’re like me and enjoy that), but it also counteracted nicely by the bleu cheese. The chips on top are very good, but as you can see from the picture, they can be a bit hard to eat around. So I just used the chips as scoops and then used my fork once they were all gone. The friend that I went with ordered the B.B. King mac and cheese dish. This one has Barbecue Chicken, Bacon, and Cornbread crumbles. I know that he orders this one every time he goes, so it has to be good (and I can confirm from past experiences).

Between Keystone and their next door take-out restaurant Mac Shack, I have had many of their mac and cheese dishes several times, and I have never been disappointed. I haven’t had much of their other foods, so I can’t comment too much on that, but I would say get a mac and cheese dish because you can’t go wrong. The only drawback is that it can be a bit pricey for mac and cheese if you are looking for a cheap meal. HOWEVER! Every Monday is “Mac Monday” where all of the mac and cheese dishes at both Keystone and Mac Shack are half priced with the purchase of any drink.

If you are around the UC campus (especially if it is a Monday), it is definitely worth checking out one of these places. Also, do not forget your reusable straws when you eat out! Check out our home page for a link to some straws we really like!

-Darius

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