The South’s Best Biscuit Joints
Mama's Boy | Athens, Georgia
There's a reason competing for a table at this college town favorite feels like it should be regulated by the SEC, and that reason is the substantial, square-shaped biscuits served with raspberry preserves or sausage thyme gravy among other toppings.
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Early Girl Eatery | Asheville, North Carolina
From Benton's Country Ham to vegetarian herb cream gravy, there's no wrong way to enjoy the homemade biscuits at this mountainside café where carnivores, vegetarians, and locavores converge.
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The Biscuit Pit | Grenada, Mississippi
Fuel up your car and your soul in the tiny town of Grenada where the BP gas station also stands for The Biscuit Pit, an under-the-radar spot for biscuits of the retro variety.
Photo: John T. Edge
Ozark Café | Jasper, Arkansas
The big biscuits in this tiny town perched in the Ozarks draw visitors from across the South to the Ozark Café, which turns 101 this year.
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Maple Street Biscuit | Jacksonville, Florida
While you can't go wrong with an all-biscuit menu, make sure to try The Squawking Goat – a fried chicken breast on a flaky biscuit topped with a fried goat cheese medallion and house made red pepper jelly.
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Loveless Cafe | Nashville, Tennessee
The beloved biscuits at this Tennessee institution are so good their own biscuit mix comes with a simple proclamation: "It's the next best thing to the real thing."
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen | Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Executive Editor Hunter Lewis recommends Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen for a killer local breakfast and Time-Out for late-night chicken biscuit snacking.
Big Bad Breakfast | Oxford, Mississippi
BBB's biscuits are like religion to devotees who flock to north Mississippi to feast on this all-star creation by the high priest of lard himself, chef John Currence.