Poole’s Diner, located at 426 S. McDowell Street in Raleigh, is arguably the home of the best macaroni and cheese in the Triangle area. Owner/Chef Ashley Christensen has rejuvenated the spirit of the almost 70 year-old restaurant. The blackboard menu changes daily, so you can be certain to find something new on every visit. Whenever possible Poole’s Diner works with local growers and artisan producers. And don’t pass up on the cocktail menu either. They have a great beer and wine selection along with cocktails made with fresh ingredients. You really can’t go wrong with whatever you order at Poole’s Diner, but you really should try the mac and cheese.