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Apr 11, 2010 05:39 AM

Biscuits and gravy?


Does anyone know where to find a good country breakfast in Boston, with Biscuits and Sausage Gravy being a must? Thanks!

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  1. The only biscuit and gravy I've had in Boston was on the brunch menu at Craigie On Main. "Craigie Dimanche Sausages, Buttermilk Biscuit and Gravy with farm fresh egg."

    It was fabulous but not a sausage gravy. Each component was separate. And, I did note that I would ask for extra gravy the next time I ordered it.

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    1. re: BostonZest

      Just a heads up to OP before looking at that picture: Don't expect to have your hopes realized by it. As a southern boy, I didn't even process it as biscuits and gravy until I read the caption. Then, I thought to myself, "Huh. Well I guess technically it has a biscuit. And sausage. And some kind of sauce."

      1. re: BostonZest

        I had a reasonably good biscuits and gravy at Deep Ellum:

        They also have country fried steak, by the way.

        Deep Ellum Bar
        477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

        1. re: affrank

          As a general rule, I like Deep Ellum, but I wouldn't recommend either the biscuits and gravy or the CFS. Neither is worth going out of your way for.

          Deep Ellum Bar
          477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

          1. re: affrank

            It's good if you like a weird cinnamon flavor lurking in the biscuits or gravy. I've heard Geoffrey's in Roslindale does a good one.

            1. re: Joanie

              They're pretty good, perhaps as good as I've been able to find up here, which is not saying much, but still worth checking out. A bit overkill with the sausage patties and then the sea of sausage of gravy, but good for those special mornings requiring extra sausage.


              Also not long ago had the b&g at Coda, another worthy contender, perhaps as good as Geoffrey's, definitely a little more civilized.


              So far my numerous letters to Bojangles corporation pleading for expansion into the New England market have gone unanswered, but I am hopeful.

              1. re: Nab

                Don't get me wrong, you were be VERY hard pressed to find a bigger proponent of Bojangles than me in the Boston area, but their biscuits and gravy are perhaps the one thing I find lacking on the menu. They overdo (as you expressed distaste for) with both a sausage patty and the sausage in the gravy. And let's be honest, Bojangle's sausage isn't really a mark of culinary perfection.

                1. re: raleighboy

                  That was very misleading of me. B&G is most certainly not my MO at Bojangles, nor should it be anybody's. Chicken biscuit is where it's at.

                  1. re: Nab

                    Of course, of course. Thanks for the clarification.

                    Even further off topic: If you order a Boberry without icing, it forces them to serve you a fresh one (as they're all smothered in frosting immediately upon coming out of the oven). Then ask for a cup of frosting on the side. The death glares are worth it.

        2. I haven't been to their new location yet but 3 Yolks is where I always went when I wanted to indulge in biscuits and gravy.

          3 Yolks
          1103 Western Ave, Lynn, MA 01905

          1. Both Tupelo & Atwoods on Cambridge St in Cambridge have it on their brunch menu. In both cases I think it is pretty good, but not what I grew up with and probably not quite what you're looking for

            1. You can also get biscuits and gravy at Trina's Starlight (along with chicken and waffles) and Plough and Stars- both in Cambridge. Actually, I think Trina's is technically Somerville, but, whatever!

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              1. re: voodoocheese

                Yeah, trina's is "somerville" but does straddle the line :)

                I haven't had the B&G there but had their biscuits & gravy dog (a dog of the day a while back) which was quite good. The B&G was much closer to what I grew up with than at the places I mentioned above.

              2. The best traditional biscuits and gravy I've had in this city has been at Highland Kitchen in Somerville. I think they are only available on weekend brunch. Sadly, the other items on the brunch menu were not on the same level.

                Highland Kitchen
                150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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                1. re: Vin Ordinaire

                  When I ordered this, the gravy was red-eye gravy- OK, but not what I grew up with, which is more of a sausage roux. The G in B&G should be white, not red. It was pretty good, but not what I was craving.

                  1. re: bobot

                    When did you have this? I was at Highland Kitchen for brunch a few weeks ago and had traditional gravy on mine. It was delicious and the eggs were cooked perfectly.

                    Highland Kitchen
                    150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

                    1. re: maillard

                      This was quite a while ago (back around when they opened/started serving brunch)- sounds like I'll have to try it again!

                    2. re: bobot

                      The dish I was served came with a sausage milk gravy, definitely white. Don't know the reason for the discrepancy, but a red-eye gravy could be intriguing.

                      1. re: Vin Ordinaire

                        I received the traditional style biscuits/gravy at Highland Kitchen 1.5 years ago - delicious. I'd recommend everything on the brunch menu, save the huevos rancheros (just decent in my opinion, but others have enjoyed).

                        Superb bloody mary, as well.