What type of blog would this be if we didn’t tell you where to get the best buttermilk biscuits in town? We’re in the south after all, so we needed to remedy this situation stat! Read on for some faves:
1. Matt Robb’s Biscuits & Brew
With a place that has “biscuit” in the name, you know it’s serious. Matt Robb’s operates like a food truck: they’re open until they run out, so get to their hidden spot in the Supreme Court Building early.
2. Oli Bea
Problem? Yo, I’ll solve it, check out the hook while my DJ revolves it. Once you get Ice Ice Baby out of your head (you’re welcome), we have really solved your daytime dilemma with “The Problem” biscuit: cheddar herb biscuit, Hen+Hoc sausage patty, scrambled Crooked Road Farm egg, jalapeno jam, and cheese. Their chicken biscuit is a fine option: pickled-brined fried chicken biscuit, whipped sorghum, chow chow, and gravy.
3. Holly’s Gourmet Market & Café
The go-to here is the “Spicy Nerdhead Biscuits” with tomato jam & butter, which can also be ordered as a breakfast bowl where it crowns eggs and gravy. Another bowl option is the Rib Sticker, with biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs, cheddar cheese, and bacon.
4. Café 4
Market Square weekend brunch destination with buttermilk biscuits topped with fried chicken, smothered in sawmill gravy, served with choice of potatoes or grits. Done.
5. Colonel Café
Diner-style delicacies await with a chicken biscuit or country ham on a biscuit.
6. Nick and J’s Café
A west Knox diner favorite, get an eggs-your-way buttermilk biscuit with add-on options like cheese, bacon, sausage, city ham, chicken, and country ham. Keep it in the family with a visit to Rami’s Café in North Knox, or Pete’s Coffee Shop downtown.
Biscuits and gravy on another level with open-faced biscuits, pan gravy, buttermilk fried Springer Mountain chicken, and candied bacon.
8. The Plaid Apron
Try the shaved beef biscuit, a morning marvel with shaved pastrami tri-tip, cheddar, arugula, pickled onions, dijonaise, over easy egg.
9. Myrtle’s Chicken and Beer
Their buttermilk cheddar drop biscuits have a flaky crust and feature smoked cheddar – the perfect appetizer everyone can agree on.
10. Southern Grit
Exactly what you’d expect with a name like “Southern Grit”: with any order of fried chicken, you’ve got yourself two sides and a biscuit. Several of their plate entrees have biscuits too, like their chicken pot pie, classic meatloaf, or their low country crab cakes.