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May 11, 2007 07:33 AM

Biscuits and Gravy (GA)

I will be in Georgia (Atlanta and Savannah) next week. I won't have time to seek out individual spots, so I'm wondering what common chain has the best, or at least passable, Biscuits and Gravy?

Keep in mind I am from Canada - I've never had this dish and may never have it again. So it doesn't have to be great, but I would hate to only try it somewhere that does a really BAD job either.

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  1. I think that Cracker Barrel serves biscuits and gravy. They are fairly easy to find off of the interstates. Some individual spots for biscuits and gravy in Atlanta:

    Bobby & Junes Country Kitchen near Ga. Tech
    Crescent Moon Diner in Decatur
    Grandma Luke's in Little 5 Points

    Happy travels!

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    1. re: potterybliss

      Cracker Barrel does wonderful biscuits and gravy. A restaurant in Atlanta that does biscuits but I have never had their gravy is The flying biscuit cafe. Another one of my favories is the silver skillet.

      1. re: carinole

        Flying Biscuit Cafe is not the place to have biscuits & gravy. I doubt they offer that dish since the biscuits are not traditional southern biscuits appropriate for gravy. They are enormous, fluffy, scone-like novelties with sugar and cream in the dough as well as a massive shot of baking powder, which do make the biscuits "fly" but give them a bitter aftertaste, and, too frequently, GAStrointentinal unpleasantless afterwards. Try Mamie's in Conyers.

    2. Mrs. Sippi says Bojangles or Hardee's.


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      1. re: Davwud

        Bob Evans is good, I don`t know if they have one there but they should. I wished
        there were here in california.. we have black bear club which is close to bob Evans.

        1. re: bigjimbray

          Interestingly they just announced that some grocery stores in Canada will start carrying Bob Evan's sausage... is it any good?

          1. re: julesrules

            If it's the same stuff they have in the stores, yes it is. It's like the Jimmy Dean or Tennessee Pride stuff.
            Great to make home made B&G.


        2. re: Davwud

          Thanks, there is a Hardee's near our hotel.

          1. re: julesrules

            Good luck.
            Maybe while I'm at the inlaws I'll give Hardee's a try.


        3. I second Bobby & June's - 14th st atlanta.
          skip the flying biscuit for authentic fare - their biscuits sink. . .
          bob evans sausage will make a good gravy.

          1. Hmmm Cracker Barrel website looks good. Really good, actually. Can cover grits and biscuits and gravy in the same meal! Also want to hit Waffle House. Too bad our hotel includes breakfast... good thing these places serve breakfast all day!

            We will be visiting family most of the trip and well-taken care of for meals I suspect, but I think my husband is going to be very surprised at all the chains I want to hit on our free days!

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            1. re: julesrules

              See if you can't find a place serving country ham, grits and red eye gravy. Now that's good eatin'


                1. re: textex

                  I've never had them at CB. Mostly because I avoid that place like the plague.


                  1. re: Davwud

                    Why? Although I generally hate chains, something about their schtick is really appealing to me!

                    1. re: julesrules

                      Too much schtick. Too much sick.

                      I've just never really had anything better than lousy food there. Don't know why everyone loves the place.


              1. MAMIE'S outside of Alanta is THE place to try, possibly on your way from Atlanta to Savannah. The real experience you are looking for, which you are unlikely to find in Atlanta

                1294 N Main St NW
                Conyers, GA 30012
                see review at