Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Big Biscuit, Springfield, MO

Well, it's been a while. I really should post more often regardless of if anybody reads my blog or not. This is the only bit of creative writing (or creative anything really) I have in my life. Alrighty, let's see if I can remember how to do this.

So I went to Springfield, MO last weekend to see my bro and sis for my brother's birthday (ha ha, you're old!). Before I left on Monday, my brother and I decided to try out a new place in Springfield called The Big Biscuit. This is the first location in Springfield, and it has only been open a few weeks; the other locations are in the Kansas City area.

This location is at 2920 S. Glenstone Avenue in the Brentwood South shopping center (across from the Battlefield Mall near Vintage Stock).

Hello, map, my old friend

I only took a few pictures of food, so I'll just have to describe the location. The Big Biscuit is a breakfast/lunch place that is only open in the morning and early afternoon: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It was busy when we got there at lunch time, but we only had to wait about 10 minutes or so. There is an outdoor patio where you can wait and also probably eat if you so desire. There is quite a bit of seating inside, and while you aren't in your neighbor's lap, they are close together. The decor is reminiscent of most American restaurants: local memorabilia, historic pictures of the restaurant/location, random items.

So, food. the menu is pretty robust: omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, burgers, chicken...I decided on a breakfast bowl (scram-bowl) called the "Midwest." It's scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage, cheddar cheese, and country-fried potatoes.

That's a big bowl of food...

It was really good. I also got a side of sausage gravy to go along with it to mix in. When I have scrambled eggs, I like them a little brown, which is how these eggs are done. The bacon was also crispy enough for me. There can always be more cheese, but it was sufficient. :-) The bowl is really quite large. I only ate maybe a third of mine and took the rest to go. The bowls also come with a biscuit.

Now THAT'S a biscuit

The biscuits are HUGE. I'm not quite sure how to describe it other than really good even just by itself. The consistency is just right and it has a good flavor. The sausage gravy goes really well with it, too. The gravy is really good, too: just the right amount of pepper. A side of gravy will run you about $2.49. 


My brother got the "Ranch Hand" scram-bowl, which is grilled steak, scrambled eggs, jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, and jack & cheddar cheese. He said the steak was really tender and the jalapenos  had some kick to them.

Howdy, pardner

So, both of us enjoyed our food quite a bit and want to try other menu items, so we'll definitely be back. The Haymaker looks particularly intriguing (chicken strips on a bed of fries, topped with cheddar cheese and covered with gravy plus it comes with a biscuit) and the pancakes sound good and are massive. The prices are comparable to other restaurants with similar food: it's about an average of $10 for each entree. However, it is a lot of food considering that I got lunch and dinner out of mine. I don't know if my brother ate anything else for the rest of the day, but he was pretty full afterwards, too. You could probably order an entree and a side and split it with someone if you're both wanting the same thing. I think this restaurant will do really well in the area, and they seem to think so, too, since they're opening a second location on Campbell in the Kickapoo Corners shopping center.

So, if you're in the Springfield area and want a filling, yummy breakfast or lunch, check out The Big Biscuit: you won't be disappointed.

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