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MSP-Best Biscuits and Gravy?

MayrMN Nov 6, 2007 06:35 PM

My DH, who is not a chowhound, is looking for the best biscuits and gravy. Please no 'fancy' version recommendations. Just the tastiest you've ever had or heard of.

We live in the Fridley/New Brighton/Columbia Heights.

Looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas.

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    hotpocket Feb 5, 2008 09:09 AM

    Hands down, Mayslacks....known for their Mayslack's Meats. The sausage is a patty rather than chunks in the gravy. I'm super picky about breakfast sausage, a lot of places it tends to be too salty, and sometimes to "McDonalds" tasting. But this sausage has such an amazing natural sausage flavor. Great biscuits and gravy with it also, not too salty, but flavorful.

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      Danny Jan 30, 2008 06:20 PM

      I'm a fan of the Triple Rock's B&G. Unlike many, they have a nice kick to them.

      Triple Rock
      629 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

      1. ibew292 Jan 30, 2008 04:13 PM

        Bonnies Cafe in St. Paul on University and Vandalia St. Great breakfasts including B&G

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          BellaMN Jan 30, 2008 11:30 AM

          I think that the biscuits and gravy at the Town Talk Diner are very good.

          1. Michael Florey Jan 30, 2008 10:34 AM

            New Uptowner at Grand and Lexington in St. Paul has outstanding B&G. Very light with good spicy sausage, flaky biscuits.

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              showercapcrazy Jan 28, 2008 09:51 PM

              I used to love the Key's Cafe biscuts and gravy. I recenly went back after a 5 year hiatius and found them overly salted and a bit on the pricey side. If however I had a bad batch, They used to be phenomonal.

              1. diesel Jan 28, 2008 09:32 AM

                Had to bump this post because I had a fantastic meal of biscuits and gravy yesterday at W. A. Frost. I don't think it qualifies as a "fancy" version, but of course that would depend on wht you mean by fancy. Anyway, the biscuits were extremely tender and light, and the gravy was not the leaden muck you get some places. The portion of biscuits and gravy is probably small compared to other places, but they serve it alongside herbed scrabled eggs and a frisee salad that compliment the flavors of the biscuits and gravy really well. You also get a cup of sweet, ripe fruit. It's a steal for $9.

                I've done Sunday brunches at Frost regularly for about the past year, and the food has heretofore been pretty ho-hum in my experience (we went more for the quiet and pleasant ambience and convenient location). However, they changed their menu recently, and based on the biscuits and gravy and my dining companion's salmon, there may be a bit of a renaissance happening. I'll cross my fingers.

                Anyway, keep it in mind if you're in the area, or if you feel like a drive across town.


                W a Frost & Co - DUPLICATE
                374 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN

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                  sian Nov 7, 2007 02:43 PM

                  Biscuits & gravy are not on my list of favorite breakfasts, but a few months ago, the person sitting next to me at the Colossal Cafe (and if you know the C.C., you know I mean right next to me) got a huge plateful, which looked and smelled just great.

                  Colossal Cafe
                  1839 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

                  1. Foureyes137 Nov 7, 2007 07:55 AM

                    Modern Cafe. Saturday breakfast. Nordeast MPLS.

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                      shaymarie Feb 1, 2008 03:48 PM

                      What about the Portabella mushroom biscuits and gravy at Mill City Cafe?

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                        Foureyes137 Feb 4, 2008 07:06 AM

                        My wife loves the portabella biscuits & gravy, I'm a bigger fanthe breakfast burritos (i get an extra cup of the salsa) @ Mill City. That and a Furious back on one of the best bloodies in town.

                    2. bob s Nov 7, 2007 07:34 AM

                      This was discussed a few months back. Here's a link:

                      Suggestions from it (including those already mentioned so far) were for the Modern Cafe (probably closest to you), Hell's Kitchen, T&T Galley in South St. Paul. Check out the thread for details.

                      1. MSPD Nov 7, 2007 05:02 AM

                        Up in your neck, have you tried Carol's in Blaine? I haven't had biscuits and gravy there but I imagine it's something they excel at.

                        Otherwise, the most memorable I've had recently were in St. Paul at Bonnie's on University (at Cretin/Vandalia).

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                          nas1 Nov 7, 2007 05:47 AM

                          Sorry I can't add more than this, but for what it's worth, the best biscuits I've ever had were at Carols old location in Lexington before it had a fire and she moved.
                          This is years ago so I hope she hasn't changed the recipe.

                        2. liquor cupcakes Nov 7, 2007 04:50 AM

                          i am a big fan of the biscuits and gravy at the triple rock. it is only on the weekends for their brunch: but it is bountiful and delicious!


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                            showercapcrazy Jan 28, 2008 09:55 PM

                            I too am a big fan of the triple rock. I love a place with a Vegan menu that also puts free bacon on the bar on Wednsdays. I especially appreciate the N.W.A in the jukebox. I am not sure Fridley folks would.

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                            pgokey Nov 7, 2007 12:54 AM

                            Butter does a really quality version of the basic recipe.

                            Butter Bakery Cafe
                            3544 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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                              KTFoley Nov 6, 2007 06:55 PM

                              Has he tried the Columbia Grounds Coffee Shop & Deli, up in your neighborhood? I saw them on the menu, and it looks as though breakfast is served all day.

                              3301 Central Ave. NE
                              Minneapolis, MN 55418

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                                reannd Nov 6, 2007 06:43 PM

                                Okay.. I dislike biscuits & gravy, but my husband does not.. so he orders it often, with the hopes of finding it good somewhere.

                                Sunday he had the prettiest damn biscuits and gravy I've ever seen.. and the Grand Cafe (38th & Grand in S Minneapolis). It was too salty for me, but wow was it nice looking.. anyone here who likes biscuits and gravy may comment ;)

                                I remember the Uptown cafe being 'okay', Egg & I being 'pretty good', St Paul Grille being 'pretty bad' ..

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