Is there any dish more down-home country than a big plate of fresh-from-the-oven biscuits, doused in a ladleful of thick, rich, creamy sausage cream gravy? We sure don’t think so, so we’re honoring the 10 restaurants in America that are doing it best.
From a legendary Nashville institution to a Portland, Oregon, charmer, nowadays you’ll find great versions of biscuits and gravy all over the country. This Southern staple is finally beginning to catch on in a big way nationwide, for one big reason: It’s freakin’ delicious.
Making biscuits and gravy allows for plenty of creativity and innovation, but it’s a simple dish at heart: Hot biscuits, served with a thick gravy made with roux, crumbled sausage, and plenty of milk or heavy cream. Some biscuits are made with lard, some with butter; some are layered into flaky pull-apart sections, some are made with batter that’s dropped onto the baking sheet; some are massively oversized, some are relatively small. But in this top 10 ranking (listed alphabetically), all of the biscuits are delicious on their own, and the gravy is well-balanced, full of flavor but not overwhelmingly so, and so thick that it’ll hold up a spoon.
Read on to learn which restaurants are turning out the best biscuits and gravy in America. If you were expecting all of these to be in the South, you’re in for a surprise. And before you say it: Yes, we know that the real best biscuits and gravy in America are the ones that came out of your mother’s kitchen.