The Best Biscuits in 50 States

From peach cobbler drop biscuits to bison gravy, here are the can't-miss biscuits across the country from our friends at the International Biscuit Festival.

By: Deanne Revel
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Photo By: David "Stretch" Tuemmler

Alabama

Alabama Biscuit Co. is different from your run of the mill biscuit shop. Their biscuits are a healthy twist on the Southern classic with stone-ground sprouted spelt flour, which is much easier to digest. 

What to Order: The Alabama Biscuit

Alaska

Brunch all day, every day? Find it at the Snow City Cafe. They've been voted "Best Breakfast" in Anchorage 10+ years in a row.

What to Order: Biscuits and House-Made Sausage Gravy

Arizona

Decked out in patriotic red, white and blue decor, Tuscon's Biscuits Country Cafe is open for breakfast every day and the locals swear by it.

What to Order: Southern Belle

Arkansas

One of Arkansas' top food destinations, Ozark Cafe in Jasper has been serving biscuits for more than 100 years. 

What to Order: Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

California

California is a big state and there's lot of biscuit competition but the Internatinal Biscuit Festival chose Devil's Teeth Baking Company for their breakfast biscuit sandwiches. 

What to Order: Special Biscuit Sandwich With Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Colorado

The Mile High City doesn't dissapoint with Denver Biscuit Company's insanely tall biscuit sandwiches. 

What to Order: The Dahlia

Connecticut

A biscuit always comes on the side of a breakfast plate at Landmark Cafe. History buffs will love the location in Manchester's iconic Marlow Building. 

What to Order: Southern Benedict

Delaware

Housed in a renovated blacksmith's shop, Krazy Kat's is known for its unique cuisine and its wacky atmosphere.

What to Order: Homemade Sausage Gravy and Biscuits With Spinach

Florida

The Jacksonville chain Maple Street Biscuit Co. offers a consistent community atmosphere combined with delicious homemade biscuits featuring local ingredients.

What to Order: The Sticky Maple

Georgia

Atlanta's Highland Bakery offers an array of baked goods that foodies dream about.

What to Order: Sweet Potato Biscuit

Hawaii

There aren't many places serving homemade buttermilk biscuits on the Big Island but Hawaiian Style Cafe makes up for it with breakfast all day.

What to Order: Biscuits and Gravy 

Idaho

Annie's Country Kitchen is a must for country-style comfort food. Spirit Lake is far from the South but you'd never know it with their buttermilk biscuit! 

What to Order: Annie Breakfast With a Biscuit

Illinois

If the name Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits isn't enticing enough, their unique, house-made spreads, like black-pepper honey butter, will be.

What to Order: Biscuit With Blueberry Lavender Jam

Indiana

Love breakfast? And Mexican food? Have them together at the Biscuits Cafe in Indianapolis. 

What to Order: Biscuits With Spicy Gravy

Iowa

The Pullman Bar and Diner stays dedicated to customer service, the downtown Iowa community, and the quality of their food. The upscale diner combines cool atmosphere with the relaxed comfort of their home-style food.

What to Order: Chorizo Biscuits and Gravy

Kansas

The Big Biscuit prides itself on its "generous" portions and a friendly, neighborhood vibe.

What to Order: Big Biscuit and Gravy With Potatoes

Kentucky

Please & Thank You is a sassy record store cafe that offers their own house-made flour mixes, coffee, and a breakfast menu worth going out of your way for. 

What to Order: Chive Ass Biscuit

Louisiana

Biscuits & Buns on Banks is a New Orleans staple. Their biscuits were included in USA Today's Top 10 biscuits in the country. 

What to Order: House Biscuit

Maine

The family behind Robinhood Meetinghouse uses a particular French baking technique known as "laminating" the dough. 

What to Order: Cream Cheese Biscuits

Maryland

The mellow, laid-back Spoons Cafe doesn't dissapoint with giant biscuit sandwiches larger than your hands.

What to Order: The Beast

Massachusetts

What pairs better with BBQ than a homemade biscuit? We can't think of a thing. That's why Sweet Cheeks is at the top of our list for Massachusetts.

What to Order: Bucket o’ Biscuits and Honey Butter

Michigan

Beer and biscuits? The husband and wife team at Big Cat Brewing Company make it happen. Their famous homemade sausage gravy platter is on their weekend breakfast menu but if you ask real nice, they might whip some up for you on a weekday, too.

What to Order: Biscuits and Gravy Platter

Minnesota

The community support at Butter Bakery Cafe is just as impressive as their biscuits. They offer a worksite and mentorship for youth at risk of becoming homeless.

What to Order: Egg and Cheese, Clint-Style With Avocado, Sprouts, and Garlic Mayo

Mississippi

The Biscuit Shop is a well-renowned International Biscuit Festival alumnus for their sweet biscuit treats. If you go, go early. They sell out before noon almost every day. 

What to Order: Biscuits and Sprinkles

Missouri

Love food trucks? How about a biscuit truck? Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company sources sustainable ingredients and preserves cooking techniques from the region. 

What to Order: The Boss Hog

Montana

Located in Bozeman's historic downtown, the Nova Cafe, supports local artists and farmers. And they serve the most important meal every day until 2 p.m.

What to Order: Nova-Made Biscuits & Gravy for Players

Nebraska

Big Mama's has been featured on Food Network and their family-style authenticity shows through their delicious biscuits. If you can't make it to Omaha, we've got the recipe for their Drop Biscuits

What to Order: Glazed Peach Cobbler Biscuits

Nevada

Featured on Food Network's Man vs. Food, Travel Channel and The New York Times, Hash House a Go Go has proven themselves as one of the best breakfast-offering franchises around.

What to Order: Biscuit With Butter, Fresh Jam and Rosemary

New Hampshire

The Roundabout Diner offers some delicious and creative breakfast items that visitors are easily addicted to.

What to Order: Country Benedict

New Jersey

The Buttered Biscuit has snazzy French cafe-inspired atmosphere and a menu filled with crave-worthy breakfast and lunch items.

What to Order: The Buttered Biscuit Scramble With a Flaky Biscuit

New Mexico

Focused on quality and service, the cozy Harford Square cafe changes their menu weekly and provides that at-home comfortable atmosphere.

What to Order: Biscuit Sandwich With Sausage and Housemade Green Chile Jam

New York

Voted Best Biscuits in New York by New York Daily News, Pies N' Thighs understands comfort food. They not only provide southern sweat tea to NYC, but pair it with fried chicken biscuit sandwiches that are sure to send anyone straight to biscuit heaven.

What to Order: Chicken Biscuit With Hot Sauce and Honey Butter

North Carolina

Another International Biscuit Fest alumnus, Biscuit Head comes up with the most delicious, whackiest biscuit creations. 

What to Order: Mimosa Fried Chicken Biscuit

North Dakota

The Hotel Donaldson is the only AAA Four Diamond awardee in North Dakota. The farm-to-table venue works with local ranchers, farmers and makers to create seasonally changing menus in both the restaurant and hotel.

What to Order: Housemade Biscuits and Bison Sausage Gravy

Ohio

Strategically named after Euclid Beach located half a mile from their Cleveland location, the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, a music venue and restaurant, offers biscuit sandwiches that are sure to satisfy all your brunch needs.

What to Order: Deepsouth Biscuits and Gravy

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City's The Red Cup has perfected vegetarian gravy and the locals just can't get enough. The coffee shop has great vegan options, too. 

What to Order: Biscuits and Housemade Mushroom Gravy With Soysauge 

Oregon

The menu at Pine State Biscuits had the International Biscuit Fest team drooling at first sight. And they're not alone. They've become so popular in the Portland area that they've multiplied. 

What to Order: The Reggie

Pennsylvania

Scratch Biscuits has amazing biscuit sandwiches, but what might be the most fun is the BYOB (Build Your Own Biscuit) with flour and gluten free options. 

What to Order: Build Your Own Biscuit with choices of meats, veggies, sauces and extras 

Rhode Island

CRU Cafe offers fresh local ingredients and a weekly changing menu. This boutique cafe has a comfortable but elegant vibe with a chic breakfast menu. 

What to Order: Classic Buttermilk Biscuit With Housemade Apple Butter and Vermont Cheddar

South Carolina

Charleston is known for its fierce food competition and Callie's Biscuits don't disappoint. With a cookbook and lines out the door, these biscuits are worth anyone's attention.

What to Order: Callie's Hot Little Chicken Biscuit

South Dakota

With quite the resume, including a spot on the Martha Stewart Show, Sioux Falls' Queen City Bakery knows a thing or two about creating a biscuit. 

What to Order: Fresh Baked House Biscuits

Tennessee

With features in top foodie magazines like Bon Appetit, Eater, and Garden and Gun, Biscuit Love is a must-go stop in Nashville. 

What to Order: The East Nasty (If you can't go, get the recipe here.) 

Texas

Austin's Biscuits + Groovy food truck has a music-inspired menu options like The Donna Summer, The Aretha Franklin or The M.C. Hammer. Don't miss the line of homemade jams to slather on your biscuit.

What to Order: The Gloria Gaynor

Utah

Dottie's Biscuit Barn isn't a food truck. It's actually a portable barn. We wish we had access to the Salt Lake City's homemade biscuits every day. 

What to Order: The Cuddle Pig

Vermont

Nothing says Vermont like maple syrup. And August First Bakery, in downtown Burlington, has the perfect flaky goodness, glazed with pure Vermont maple syrup. 

What to Order: Maple Biscuit With Vermont Maple Syrup

Virginia

Norfolk's Handsome Biscuit specializes in sweet potato biscuit sandwiches with fun names like Bleu Blazer. Save room for dessert and have some Biscuit Pudding.

What to Order: Hella Fitzgerald

Washington

Located just around the corner from Pike Place Market, Biscuit Bitch is a sassy spot bringing Southern-inspired goodness to the Pacific Northwest.

What to Order: Bitchwich

West Virginia

State history buffs will love this pick. Vandal's Kitchen maintains the legacy of Abraham Vandal, who, more 100 years ago, owned a 200-acre farm (now in the city of Fayetteville) and stage coach stop that welcomed weary travelers with a homemade meal.

What to Order: The Cackalacky

Wisconsin

Palomino Bar is an old school spot in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood. Enjoy the best whiskey list in the city while you chow down on a homemade buttermilk biscuit slider. The music is great, too. 

What to Order: Bacon and Pimento Cheese Biscuit Slider

Wyoming

Check out Bubba's BBQ if you want to experience a meal like a real cowboy. Their cat head biscuits are, yes, larger than your cat's head and probably your's too. 

What to Order: Bubba's Biscuit Sandwich

Washington D.C.

Our nation's capitol doesn't dissapoint. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. won the Critic's Choice Award for Best Biscuit at the International Biscuit Festival in 2015. If you can't make it to D.C., they'll be back at the festival this year, defending their biscuit title.

What to Order: Low Country Osso Bucco Sandwich