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Biscuits and Gravy (GA)

julesrules May 11, 2007 07:33 AM

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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    food4u May 19, 2007 05:22 AM

    I'm not a fan of big chain spots that you can find off any highway. I love local places - and Grandma Lukes (www.grandmalukes.com) in Atlanta (Little 5 Points) has great biscuits and gravy - and the cheese grits are fantastic! The spot is very cute and the staff are friendly. Weekends are busy but week days are pretty quiet. Have fun - I love anybody who plans their food as they plan their trip!! Good luck!

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      LauraMBerg May 18, 2007 07:32 PM

      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 www.roadfood.com

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        julesrules May 14, 2007 09:53 AM

        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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          Davwud May 15, 2007 04:35 AM

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


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            textex May 16, 2007 05:14 AM

            i like the cracker barrel alot

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              Davwud May 17, 2007 04:25 PM

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


              1. re: Davwud
                julesrules May 18, 2007 07:30 AM

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

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                  Davwud May 18, 2007 07:15 PM

                  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.


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            gravyhound May 14, 2007 08:30 AM

            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. Davwud May 13, 2007 06:01 PM

              Mrs. Sippi says Bojangles or Hardee's.


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                bigjimbray May 13, 2007 06:43 PM

                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
                  julesrules May 14, 2007 06:38 AM

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

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                    Davwud May 14, 2007 01:07 PM

                    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
                  julesrules May 14, 2007 01:30 PM

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

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                    Davwud May 15, 2007 04:34 AM

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


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                  potterybliss May 12, 2007 07:28 PM

                  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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                    carinole May 14, 2007 08:00 AM

                    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. www.flyingbiscuit.com. Another one of my favories is the silver skillet. www.thesilverskillet.com

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                      LauraMBerg May 18, 2007 07:24 PM

                      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.

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