3. DuMont Burger
Neighborhood: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Address: 314 Bedford Ave.
You expect a restaurant that’s known for full-bodied food to deliver the goods when it comes to the bear hug of comfort food, mac and cheese. And Williamsburg’s go-to burger-and-fry mecca, DuMont Burger, does in fact deliver the goods. Their Dumac and Cheese scores points right out of the box for using radiatori instead of elbow macaroni, which means more silky Gruyère and cheddar cheese can work into the corkscrew’s grooves, meaning more cheese in each bite. The baked pasta is covered in a blanket of crispy bread crumbs and melted cheddar, dotted with swimming bacon lardons. Hall of fame material right here.