clock menu more-arrow no yes

The Eater Pimento Cheese Heat Map: Where to Eat Pimento Cheese Right Now

View as Map

In honor of Pimento Cheese Awareness Month, here is a map of the country's new, shining pimento cheese stars. All ten of these restaurants have opened within the past year or so, and are doing their best to bring pimento cheese to the people. Whether serving a traditional pimento cheese with crackers, grilling up pimento cheese sandwiches, or frying pimento cheese rice balls (sort of like arancini), these are the restaurants that are pushing the envelope when it comes to pimento cheese.

· All Pimento Cheese Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Maps on Eater [-E-]

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Green Pig Bistro

Copy Link
1025 N Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 888-1920
Visit Website
Green Pig Bistro, which opened in April and, in case the combination of shredded cheese and mayonnaise wasn't indulgent enough, serves a fried pimento cheese appetizer. [Photo]

2. Butcher & Bee

Copy Link
654 King Street
Charleston, SC
Not your mom's pimento cheese sandwich: this version is grilled and comes with add-ins like pickled okra or roasted mushrooms. Their menu changes daily, so expect pimento cheese to pop up in other iterations as well. [Photo]

3. Buttermilk Kitchen

Copy Link
4225 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(678) 732-3274
Visit Website
This brand new restaurant in Atlanta's Buckhead area serves its pimento cheese with a side of pepper jelly — in a Mason jar, naturally. [Photo]

4. Saint Lawrence Nola

Copy Link
219 N Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-4111
Visit Website
Saint Lawrence does a warm pimento cheese — pimento queso? — served with house made potato chips. [Photo]

5. Underbelly

Copy Link
1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
Three words from Houston's super-buzzy Underbelly: Pimento. Cheese. Grits. (Served with Gulf Shrimp.) [Photo]

6. Jack Allen's Kitchen

Copy Link
2500 Hoppe Trail
Round Rock, TX 78664
Pimento cheese consumption at Jack Allen's Kitchen, which just opened a new location in Round Rock, is practically mandatory. Each table receives a small pimento cheese amuse bouche before dinner, served with flatbread. [Photo]

7. Dragon Ranch

Copy Link
441 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-1900
Visit Website
Dragon Ranch's pimento cheese comes with four types of cheese (jack, gouda, sharp white and yellow cheddar), sriracha, pickled chiles, and togarashi aioli. [Photo]

8. Carriage House

Copy Link
1700 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
Carriage House's menu is split into "Traditional" and "Reimagined," so you can get a traditional pimento cheese as part of a picnic board, but you can also get "Carolina Gold Rice Balls" with pimento cheese. [Photo]

9. Meat and Three

Copy Link
10890 Eastern
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 473-5577
Visit Website
This Southern-style meat and three in the middle of the Nevada dessert serves pimento cheese with pretzels. [Photo]

10. The Wandering Goose

Copy Link
403 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Seattle's Southern-inspired Wandering Goose not only serves a grilled pimento sandwich, but also offers pimento mac and cheese. [Photo]

Loading comments...

1. Green Pig Bistro

1025 N Fillmore St., Arlington, VA 22201
Green Pig Bistro, which opened in April and, in case the combination of shredded cheese and mayonnaise wasn't indulgent enough, serves a fried pimento cheese appetizer. [Photo]
1025 N Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201

2. Butcher & Bee

654 King Street, Charleston, SC
Not your mom's pimento cheese sandwich: this version is grilled and comes with add-ins like pickled okra or roasted mushrooms. Their menu changes daily, so expect pimento cheese to pop up in other iterations as well. [Photo]
654 King Street
Charleston, SC

3. Buttermilk Kitchen

4225 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
This brand new restaurant in Atlanta's Buckhead area serves its pimento cheese with a side of pepper jelly — in a Mason jar, naturally. [Photo]
4225 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

4. Saint Lawrence Nola

219 N Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Saint Lawrence does a warm pimento cheese — pimento queso? — served with house made potato chips. [Photo]
219 N Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Underbelly

1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Three words from Houston's super-buzzy Underbelly: Pimento. Cheese. Grits. (Served with Gulf Shrimp.) [Photo]
1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

6. Jack Allen's Kitchen

2500 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664
Pimento cheese consumption at Jack Allen's Kitchen, which just opened a new location in Round Rock, is practically mandatory. Each table receives a small pimento cheese amuse bouche before dinner, served with flatbread. [Photo]
2500 Hoppe Trail
Round Rock, TX 78664

7. Dragon Ranch

441 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
Dragon Ranch's pimento cheese comes with four types of cheese (jack, gouda, sharp white and yellow cheddar), sriracha, pickled chiles, and togarashi aioli. [Photo]
441 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654

8. Carriage House

1700 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Carriage House's menu is split into "Traditional" and "Reimagined," so you can get a traditional pimento cheese as part of a picnic board, but you can also get "Carolina Gold Rice Balls" with pimento cheese. [Photo]
1700 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

9. Meat and Three

10890 Eastern, Henderson, NV 89052
This Southern-style meat and three in the middle of the Nevada dessert serves pimento cheese with pretzels. [Photo]
10890 Eastern
Henderson, NV 89052

10. The Wandering Goose

403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Seattle's Southern-inspired Wandering Goose not only serves a grilled pimento sandwich, but also offers pimento mac and cheese. [Photo]
403 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Related Maps