The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State
MELT Avondale is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

1. MELT Avondale

9.3
4105 4th Ave S (41st), Birmingham, AL
Sandwich Place · Forest Park · 26 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Yep, the mac melt has homemade mac and cheese in it. Starting strong, people. Read more.

Oh My Goodness! Sammies & Pies is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

2. Oh My Goodness! Sammies & Pies

Anchorage, AK
Food Truck · 1 tip

PureWowPureWow: Why have nachos when you could eat them in sandwich form? The Not Cho Momma’s Grilled Cheese is filled with salsa, chips, jalapeño peppers, black beans and sour cream. Read more.

Beckett's Table is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

3. Beckett's Table

8.6
3717 E Indian School Rd (btwn 36th St. and 38th St.), Phoenix, AZ
American Restaurant · Camelback East · 74 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Guys, there’s cheese baked into the bread of Beckett's Original Grilled Cheese. This takes it to a whole new level. Read more.

Hammontree's Grilled Cheese is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

4. Hammontree's Grilled Cheese

9.3
326 N West Ave (#8), Fayetteville, AR
Sandwich Place · 53 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the Ozark Monte Cristo with ham, Swiss and Havarti on jalapeño corn bread and topped with powdered sugar. You just haven’t. Read more.

Tartine Bakery is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

5. Tartine Bakery

9.4
600 Guerrero St (at 18th St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Mission Dolores · 726 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: The grilled cheese here is grilled cheese at its fanciest. Spicy sopressata with Italian fontina, pesto and broccoli rabe? We’re in. Read more.

Steuben's is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

6. Steuben's

9.3
523 E 17th Ave (at Pearl St), Denver, CO
American Restaurant · North Capitol Hill · 309 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Best news ever: The amazing grilled cheese is only $5 and it comes with chips. Read more.

Caseus Cheese Truck is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

7. Caseus Cheese Truck

7.1
New Haven, CT
Food Truck · 11 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: The classic grilled cheese is anything but basic—there’s Swiss, provolone, Comté, Gruyère, Gouda and sharp cheddar on this baby.

LOMA Coffee is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

8. LOMA Coffee

8.3
239 N Market St (at 3rd St), Wilmington, DE
Café · Downtown Wilmington · 51 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Amazing grilled cheese and a latte? Win-win. Read more.

Ms. Cheezious is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

9. Ms. Cheezious

9.1
7418 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Sandwich Place · Upper Eastside · 33 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Yep, that’s fried-chicken grilled cheese with waffles instead of bread. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful? Read more.

{three} Sheets is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

10. {three} Sheets

7.8
6017 Sandy Springs Cir, Atlanta, GA
Bar · Downtown Sandy Springs · 43 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: The only thing better than sinking your teeth into an epic grilled cheese with applewood-smoked cheddar? Rocking out to a live band at this Atlanta music venue while you’re doing it. Read more.

Morning Glass Coffee + Cafe is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

11. Morning Glass Coffee + Cafe

9.1
2955 East Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI
Café · Manoa · 64 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Four words: Grilled Gruyere with prosciutto. Read more.

Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

12. Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese

8.7
1735 W Kathleen Ave (btw N. Player Dr. & N. Ramsey Rd.), Coeur D Alene, ID
Sandwich Place · 21 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: See? Amazing grilled cheese can be healthy. There’s artichoke and zucchini in there, so it’s basically a salad. Read more.

Little Goat Diner is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

13. Little Goat Diner

9.4
820 W Randolph St (at Green St), Chicago, IL
Diner · Fulton Market · 429 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Ooh, we love when you guys melt cheese all over the bread and make the whole grilled cheese crispy. Read more.

The Big Cheeze is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

14. The Big Cheeze

Indianapolis, IN
Food Truck · 1 tip

PureWowPureWow: What do you get when you stuff macaroni and cheese between two slices of bread? The best damn sandwich in Indiana, that’s what. Read more.

The Cheese Shop of Des Moines is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

15. The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

9.2
833 42nd St Ste B, Des Moines, IA
Cheese Shop · Drake · 33 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Prosciutto, cherry spoon fruit and blue cheese: a trio made in heaven. Read more.

Best Regards Bakery & Café is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

16. Best Regards Bakery & Café

7.6
6759 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS
Bakery · 11 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This Overland Park bakery might look quaint, but it’s a grilled cheese mecca with some of the best sammies in the state. (And best of all, they’re made on homemade bread.) Read more.

Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

17. Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

8.5
2868 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY
Bakery · Crescent Hill · 37 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: You say Cubano, we say grown-up grilled cheese with pickles and ham. Read more.

The Big Cheezy - Mid City is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

18. The Big Cheezy - Mid City

8.7
422 1/2 S. Broad St, New Orleans, LA
Restaurant · Tulane - Gravier · 12 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Turkey, bacon and Gouda with mustard in the Big Easy? Oh, if you insist. Read more.

Duckfat is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

19. Duckfat

9.3
43 Middle St, Portland, ME
New American Restaurant · 204 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: We just can’t quit you, pork belly panini. Read more.

Grilled Cheese & Co. is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

20. Grilled Cheese & Co.

9.0
500 Edmondson Ave (at Harlem Ln), Catonsville, MD
Sandwich Place · 63 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Treat yourself to the Crabby Melt, stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese and crab dip. Read more.

Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese Truck is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

21. Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese Truck

8.7
383 Chestnut Hill Ave (Beacon St and Chestnut Hill Ave), Boston, MA
Food Truck · East Watertown · 17 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Don’t forget to order yours with avocado and a side of tots. Read more.

Café Muse is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

22. Café Muse

8.6
418 S Washington Ave (btwn 4th St & 5th St), Royal Oak, MI
Café · Downtown Royal Oak · 80 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Um, it’s Oprah and Gayle’s favorite grilled cheese in the country. End of discussion. Read more.

Butcher & the Boar is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

23. Butcher & the Boar

9.4
1121 Hennepin Ave (btwn 11th St N & 12th St N), Minneapolis, MN
American Restaurant · Downtown West · 197 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Oh, just a lobster grilled cheese sandwich with a fried egg on top, NBD. Read more.

Oxford Canteen is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

24. Oxford Canteen

Oxford, MS
Sandwich Place · 2 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Whoa. One bite of the brisket grilled cheese with Sriracha and you’ll want to move down south. Read more.

Fountain on Locust is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

25. Fountain on Locust

9.4
3037 Locust St, St Louis, MO
Ice Cream Shop · Midtown · 97 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: The grilled cheese with cheddar, mozzarella and Fuji apple slices pairs perfectly with the dill pickle soup. (Yep, you heard us.) Read more.

Cheddars is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

26. Cheddars

Helena, MT
Food Truck · 1 tip

PureWowPureWow: Thanks to this Helena food truck, an ooey-gooey Monte Cristo just became lunch on the go. Read more.

Accelerando Coffee House is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

27. Accelerando Coffee House

8.2
7023 Cass St (at N 72nd St), Omaha, NE
Coffee Shop · Central Omaha · 9 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: We’re actually looking forward to a rainy day, so we can feel all cozy dunking the crispy grilled cheese in tomato soup. Read more.

Honey Salt is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

28. Honey Salt

8.9
1031 S Rampart Blvd (W Charleston Blvd), Las Vegas, NV
American Restaurant · Summerlin · 59 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Venture off the strip for Honey Salt's epic grilled cheese with aged cheddar. Read more.

Hammersmith Sandwich Company is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

29. Hammersmith Sandwich Company

7.3
23 Fresh River Rd (Epping Crossing Plaza), Epping, NH
Sandwich Place · 5 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: One meatball ricotta with spinach, tomatoes and provolone, please. Read more.

Grilled Cheese at the Melt Factory is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

30. Grilled Cheese at the Melt Factory

6.7
28 Morris St, Morristown, NJ
Sandwich Place · 21 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Grilled cheese is this Morristown joint’s specialty, so it better be good. (Oh, and it is.) Read more.

Cheesy Street is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

31. Cheesy Street

Rio Rancho, NM
Food Truck · 1 tip

PureWowPureWow: Spot this truck in the streets of Albuquerque and you could be munching on the Dubliner, which features melty cheddar cheese, apple slices and bacon. Read more.

Murray's Cheese is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

32. Murray's Cheese

9.6
254 Bleecker St (at Cornelia St), New York, NY
Cheese Shop · West Village · 238 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: It doesn’t get much better than this, people. The Classic Melt, with a secret blend of Murray’s homemade cheeses, is a revelation—plain and simple. Read more.

Tupelo Honey is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

33. Tupelo Honey

9.1
12 College St, Asheville, NC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Asheville · 212 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Get the Southern Belle, with Brie, gorgonzola and homemade pear-and-onion marmalade on sourdough. Read more.

Rosey's Bistro is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

34. Rosey's Bistro

212 Roberts Alley, Fargo, ND
Restaurant · Downtown Fargo · 4 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: With an entire grilled cheese menu, this Fargo spot serves everything from the classic grilled cheese with American to mac and chorizo on cheddar-jalapeño corn bread. Read more.

Melt Bar & Grilled is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

35. Melt Bar & Grilled

8.8
4206 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH
Sandwich Place · Easton · 18 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: You might want to bring some Tums because the Big Popper, with jalapeños, cheddar and herbed cream cheese battered and deep-fried with berry preserves, is a must-try. Read more.

The Mule is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

36. The Mule

9.2
1630 N Blackwelder Ave (16th Street), Oklahoma City, OK
Restaurant · Central Oklahoma City · 51 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Even if you’re not in the mood for the Big-Ass Grilled Cheese, try a salad with grilled-cheese croutons. Read more.

EastBurn is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

37. EastBurn

8.8
1800 E Burnside St (at SE 18th Ave), Portland, OR
Bar · Buckman · 80 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Guys, once a year the Eastburn holds a Grilled Cheese Invitational. Anyone want to take a road trip to Portland? Read more.

Meltkraft is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

38. Meltkraft

9.1
51 N 12th St (at Arch St), Philadelphia, PA
Sandwich Place · Chinatown · 23 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This stand in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market is literally our idea of heaven. Keep it simple or try a seasonal sandwich…or try both? Read more.

Red Stripe is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

39. Red Stripe

8.2
465 Angell St (Wayland Ave), Providence, RI
New American Restaurant · Wayland · 56 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: The grilled cheese is stuffed with prosciutto, poached pear and basil pesto at this beloved Providence brunch spot. Don’t even look at the menu; just order the grilled cheese and creamy tomato soup. Read more.

Eli's Table is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

40. Eli's Table

8.2
129 Meeting St (Queen Street), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 65 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Tomatoes + basil + cheddar + sourdough bread = best lunch ever. Read more.

Old Market is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

41. Old Market

8.1
424 5th St (at 5th Ave.), Brookings, SD
Café · 18 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Meat and veggie lovers, rejoice: The Meat Lovers Pita has bacon, ham, salami, tomatoes, green onion, avocado, and American and Gouda cheeses. We’re swooning. Read more.

The Grilled Cheeserie is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

42. The Grilled Cheeserie

9.0
Mobile, Nashville, TN
Food Truck · 32 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: What happens when a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef opens her own grilled cheese truck? This happens. Read more.

Blue Star Cafeteria is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

43. Blue Star Cafeteria

7.7
4800 Burnet Rd (at W. 47th St.), Austin, TX
Café · Brentwood · 42 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Three cheeses, grilled to perfection. Need we say more? Read more.

Melty Way is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

44. Melty Way

10450 S State St (at Shops at South Town), Sandy, UT
American Restaurant · 1 tip

PureWowPureWow: Even if you don’t live in Sandy, check out this food truck, which travels all over northern Utah. Read more.

Woodstock Farmers' Market is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

45. Woodstock Farmers' Market

9.1
468 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT
Grocery Store · 14 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: If you want real-deal Vermont cheddar, the Woodstock Farmers' Market is worth the trek. Read more.

The Grilled Cheese Bistro is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

46. The Grilled Cheese Bistro

8.6
​345 Granby Street (West Freemason Street), Norfolk, VA
Sandwich Place · Downtown Norfolk · 24 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Mmm, the Don Quixote, with Gouda, caramelized onions, oyster mushrooms, roasted red peppers and olive tapenade, haunts our dreams. Read more.

Beecher's Handmade Cheese is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

47. Beecher's Handmade Cheese

9.4
1600 Pike Pl (at Pine St), Seattle, WA
Cheese Shop · Pike Place · 174 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This Seattle cheese shop’s grilled cheese is so amazing, it might as well have invented it. (And you can even get it stuffed with the signature mac and cheese.) Read more.

the cheese melt is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

48. the cheese melt

1400 Main St, Wheeling, WV
American Restaurant · 1 tip

PureWowPureWow: This truck is delivering cheesy goodness throughout West Virginia. You might want to get extra napkins. Read more.

Bassett Street Brunch Club is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

49. Bassett Street Brunch Club

8.7
444 W Johnson St, Madison, WI
Breakfast Spot · Johnson Street Bend · 46 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: The Green Goddess Grilled Cheese is last-meal good. (Oh, and it comes with homemade tomato soup and Goldfish.) Read more.

Persephone Bakery is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

50. Persephone Bakery

9.4
145 E Broadway, Jackson, WY
Bakery · 38 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: After eating this grilled cheese on brioche, we’re never eating plain old white bread again. Read more.

Jaleo is one of The Best Grilled Cheese in Every U.S. State.

51. Jaleo

9.0
480 7th St NW (at E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Tapas Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 237 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: If mixing and matching cheeses is an art, then the grilled cheese with Manchego, Murcia, Valdeón and goat cheese is a true masterpiece. Read more.