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“Pleasantly surprised by the good food and friendly atmosphere”
Review of Mad Macs

Mad Macs
Ranked #52 of 364 Restaurants in Newark
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Description: Our property boasts a comfort zone with a unique, casual dining experience, appropriate for all ages, but most importantly, simply delicious mac and cheese. Matildas & Mad Macs will be offering a mouthwatering selection of creamy and browned to perfection mac and cheese. The mac is on center stage, but not to be missed is the decadent hand-formed burgers, plump juicy wings and the homemade soups. Menu highlights include the pizza mac, with fresh mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, and fresh basil… Yum! The lobster mac, with tender chunks of fresh lobster, cognac, tarragon and mascarpone cheese… Ridiculous! The portobello mac, with roasted portobello, goat cheese, mozzarella and a touch of truffle oil… Yes this really happens... The signature burger, hand formed, fire grilled, and on a baked fresh bun. Side selections include generous portions of seasoned fries paired with our white cheddar cheese sauce. Perfection…. For desserts, how about a red-velvet cake with cream cheese frosting; and for adults, may we suggest a drunken milkshake. Sorry kids 21 and older only.Togo is Unique at Matildas & Mad Macs. Ready to-go hot or cold mad-macs is the perfect way to fill your belly at your home or office. Microwavable and environmentally safe prepared dishes heat in seconds and are fun for the whole family. Don’t order pizza, order pizza mac!!! Available in regular, wheat and whole grain macaroni.Once you're properly fueled with some of our signature dishes, there's plenty of entertainment to keep the fun going, from karaoke on Mondays and Saturdays, to Texas hold'em poker on Wednesdays and trivia on Thursdays. We also provide live entertainment every Friday night! Let the fun begin…
Reviewed January 18, 2013

I dragged my girlfriend along on an overnight business trip to Newark, Delaware. We decided to have a casual dinner near our hotel (Homewood Suites). Based on a quick search, it looked like Matilda's would fit the bill.

It was a Friday night, and the parking lot was full. When we went in, we could hear that there was live music on the tavern side. That's where the crowd was. Since we were looking for a table in the dining room, we only had to wait for a few minutes.

I ordered a bowl of chili and the blackened shrimp caesar salad. My date ordered the buffalo chicken mac n' cheese.

The chili was way above average. Very flavorful--I detected some smokiness and a hint of curry. It was inventive without straying too far from being chili.

The shrimp caesar salad was good but not amazing. The shrimp was tasty, but it didn't look blackened.

My date loved her buffalo chicken mac n' cheese. It was well-presented, and the portion was huge (half of it is sitting in the fridge of our hotel room).

The service was friendly and fairly prompt.

The prices were reasonable for the quality, so it was a good value.

I would eat here again.

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Ryan S, Owner at Mad Macs, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Thanks for posting a review & letting us know how we’re doing. We’re very pleased to hear that you received friendly service & that you & your date enjoyed your meals. Please come back & see us again the next time you’re in Newark. Sincerely, Ryan.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Our party of 5 ate dinner at Matilda's & Mad Macs last Saturday evening. It was our first time here. Our meals were amazingly delicious. I especially have to rave about the Mad Mac....it was sooo good. The bacon in the mac and cheese was crisp. No fatty pieces!! Our daughter had the Four Cheese Mac and enjoyed it. We also had fish and chips, a burger and a kids chicken fingers meal. All was good. The meals took a bit of time to arrive on the table. There were approximately 10 other occupied tables. Perhaps the wait was because the mac and cheese was made to order? This restaurant is definitely worth a visit! Allow a little extra time for meals to be served. We were not disappointed! They do have a bar that is separate from the dining area. A little loud on a Saturday evening...but it wasn't disturbing to us. The atmosphere was nice. The girls (both 12) enjoyed the silly things written on the walls of the restroom. I must say.....we had good laughs!!

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Ryan S, Owner at Mad Macs, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Marisa - We're so pleased to hear that your first dining experience with us did not disappoint! We are equally just as happy to learn that the food we provided for you & your family was top notch – especially our signature Mac & Cheese dishes! Thank you so much for the kind words & we hope your next visit with us happens soon! Sincerely, Ryan.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This place is dark and smells bad. The food was not great and the service was slow. It's too bad, since it has such a great location near University of Delaware's football stadium. Don't waste your time.

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Ryan S, Owner at Mad Macs, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

We’re sorry to hear you feel this way about our establishment. We pride ourselves on our food, atmosphere and service & to hear that any one of these areas is lacking is not acceptable. We can assure your concerns will be discussed with our staff & improved. It is our hope that you'll consider giving us another try sometime. Sincerely, Ryan.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The food is good at this place. The Mac and Cheese varieties are all good and significantly different - definitely worth the visit. The rest of the food and service is hit or miss. For example, one time the chicken finger were very good, another thime they are over cooked. I've also had very good service and other times I have waited for drink refills and to close the check. Note: This review is for the Bar area (I rarely ever see anyone in the dining area).

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Ryan S, Owner at Mad Macs, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with us. Customer feedback is very important to us, so we will indeed discuss your concerns about the inconsistencies mentioned in your review with our staff. Thanks for the compliments regarding our Mac ‘N Cheese dishes & we hope you come by again to show you that we have made improvements in the above-mentioned areas. Sincerely, Ryan.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

we were there last night. Restaurant was about one quarter full, hostess was nowhere to be found. We ordered the app sampler which is goid for two to share but bland in flavor and all fried items were very greasy and not very hot. The mac bites were good and the wings came in seperate. Platecwas rather blah to look at. We oredered the mac n cheese chefs daily trio and forbthe price it was fine but a very small size for pasta as we all know padta is cheap. Vety weird that they serve it with a soup spoon. Imordered the smothered burger with fried onions mushrooms and cheese. There was nothing smothered about it. If the manager would have checked our table i would have asked for a seatch party to look for the smotherings. Iburger flavor was good, bun was fresh but thats about it. I asked for the macaroni salad side but was given the fries instead. Crispy coated but i think they have fryer issues, not so hot and not so crispy. Had to ask for ketchup and mustard. Got the ketchup, never saw the mustard. that was last nights dinner. We eat out three to four nights per week and with so manu choices in newark and wilmington are, i would say we would need a reason to go back.

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Ryan S, Owner at Mad Macs, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

It is very discouraging to hear that your dining experience with us was not as enjoyable as you had hoped. We would like to apologize for all of our shortcomings listed in your review. Your experience and comments are extremely important to us; so we have taken note of all your concerns & they will be discussed with management. It is our hope that you give us another try sometime so we can show you that we have made improvements. Sincerely, Ryan.

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