Worth a Try: Biscuits and Gravy

Maple Street Biscuit Company

Try these homey establishments for new and traditional takes on a morning meal favorite.

Maple Street Biscuit Company, Locations in Florida and Chattanooga, Tennessee

For a delicious way to start your day, stop by the Maple Street Biscuit Company for some of the best biscuits and gravy around. This Florida-based restaurant’s claim to fame is its “comfort food with a modern twist.” Customers can’t seem to get enough of the modern biscuits and gravy dishes like The Five and Dime featuring a fried chicken breast, bacon, Cheddar, gravy, and a fried egg. Restaurant-goers can even watch their biscuits being made as they savor some of the famous house-made sausage gravy. And for those with a sweet tooth, there are plenty of sweet biscuits to go around.

The Guenther House, San Antonio, Texas

Enjoy a little bit of history alongside your biscuits with a trip to The Guenther House. This restored residence, originally home to Pioneer Flour Mill’s founding family, now serves as a restaurant, dishing out delectable biscuits and gravy. And with their own flour mill on site, it’s no surprise that the secret to this dish lies in the flour. The Pioneer Flour milled on site is the same flour that’s incorporated into their signature Pioneer Buttermilk Biscuits & Country Sausage Gravy. From doing their own milling to serving up scrumptious meals and giving tours of the historic home, The Guenther House does it all for an extraordinary Texas

BeeHive Oven Biscuit Cafe, Brooklyn, New York

Treva Chadwell and her husband, John, have been bringing a taste of home and comfort to the people of New York since Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012. In the aftermath, they served Southern fare to people affected by the storm, and their food was a hit. They opened BeeHive in April 2013, and Treva, a classically trained chef from Texas, proudly serves food that reflects her heritage, including many ways to enjoy biscuits and gravy. Two of the most unique varieties are the Texas Hot Brown, an open-faced biscuit sandwich with turkey, bacon, tomato, and sausage gravy, and the French Quarter featuring ham, Swiss, onion jam, a fried egg, and shiitake and cremini mushroom gravy. Deep in the heart of Brooklyn, this Southern-inspired food offers a welcoming respite that feels like home.