It’s only natural that our list of best biscuits and gravy is heavy on the bakery side. It’s a well-deserved nod to the foundation of this savory, comforting, hangover-healing dish. Titanic biscuits of flaky buttermilk perfection, smothered in a thick emulsion of everything a cardiologist recommends against. The journey north for biscuits and gravy has translated well for Twin Cities restaurants. Here are our favorites places to indulge in the dynamic down-south duo.
12 Restaurants to Feed Your Biscuits and Gravy Addiction
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Colossal Cafe offers a little slice of southern heaven with buttery, flaky, herbaceous, meaty, soul-reviving deliciousness. Drop biscuits are homemade and lightly toasted on the grill. The bison-pork gravy is worth ordering on its own. It's all topped with eggs any way you like them.
Light-filled friendly neighborhood staple meets bacon in a biscuit. B & G at Groundswell involves a house-made rosemary-bacon-gruyere biscuit topped with southern-style gravy (a must) and bacon slices (a luxury). Imagine flaky, buttery perfection laced with Gruyere and topped with impossibly creamy sausage gravy.
Sun Street Breads
Walk into Sunstreet and take your time in line to swoon over the space. Open bakery to your left where you can watch the magic happen. Will you go for the traditional biscuits and gravy, or fulfill your destiny with Sun Street's southern-fried, topping the already stellar dish with fried chicken and bacon? Don't be shy. Swing for the fences, and get an extra side of gravy while you're at it.
The Buttered Tin
Crunchy-crusted monoliths of thyme-infused buttermilk rise like steamy mountains from beneath a deep-in-color yet light-in-texture, flavorful gravy with a hint of sweetness. A welcome departure from the country-style smothering, this sausage-studded roux lets the giant, housemade biscuits shine. Finished with a refreshing garnish of pickled onions, Buttered Tin's biscuits and gravy is filling, but not so heavy as to induce a post-breakfast coma.
Butter Bakery Cafe
Butter Bakery's biscuits and gravy are proof that just a few simple ingredients, humbly mixed together, are all you need to make breakfast magic. When your biscuits are nearly half butter, and that butter is from local superstar Hope Creamery, you know you're in for a treat.
The French Hen Cafe
Flaky. Buttery. Laced with fresh chives and cheddar cheese. French Hen masterfully weaves bright flavors into steamy, pillowing biscuits and promptly smothers them in the thickest, most mouthwatering southern gravy you've ever laid eyes on. A generous plateful of crispy hash browns and delightfully fluffy eggs are the perfect accompaniment to this southern masterpiece.
The Harriet Brasserie
Robust earthy aromas of hen-of-the-woods mushroom bloom from atop soft, almost cake-like scones. Crispy parsnips and microgreens add freshness and depth. Harriet Brasserie's biscuits and gravy are sublime in both presentation and flavor, rounded out with a pillowy soft-poached egg for a brunch that makes you weak at the knees.
Ward 6 Food & Drink
Biscuits and gravy are a dish Ward 6 does exceptionally well. Succulent gravy that’s chock-full of sausage. Moist, flaky biscuits are perfect for some serious soaking. Add to that a charming, neighborhoody facade complete with wood floors and a solid local tap list, you'll leave Ward 6 wishing you could move into the kitchen.
The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen
Everything about Copper Hen is a warm embrace and a welcome home. The biscuits and gravy are no exception. Steamy cheddar-buttermilk biscuits fresh out of the oven. A generous portion of maple-sausage gravy. Perfectly seasoned breakfast potatoes on the side. Close your eyes, inhale and lose yourself in the coziest brunch in town.
Breaking Bread Café & Catering
Thick and hearty, warm and savory Chef Lachelle's biscuits and gravy are the kind of comfort food we dream about before the weekend.
Be'Wiched Sandwiches & Deli
This chef-driven deli may be known for their house-cured meats and enormous sandwiches, but the weekend brunch menu is where you’ll find their best-kept secret. Crisp, light biscuits topped with just the right balance of silky, full-bodied buttermilk gravy to rich, house-smoked sausage.
Hard Times Café
Warm, mushroomy gravy meets umami-heavy biscuits and a funky restaurant scene dutifully supervised by a wooden tiki god. Hard Times has earned its reputation for bringing together a wonderfully mixed bag of patrons through monstrous portions and a knack for cooking vegetarian/vegan-friendly meals that even omnivores swoon over. Come for the biscuits and gravy. Stay for the people watching.
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