The traditional Southern dish was created to stretch food into a hearty breakfast for many hard working farm workers. Some prefer their biscuits with chicken gravy, others with beef. But even those not preparing for a hard day of work relish the dish on lazy Sundays or to quell the occasional hangover. You can find this classic dish in restaurants all over the district, from fancy cafes to old fashioned diners and even the unlikely happenstance of a vegan restaurant.
Ted’s Bulletin
1818 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-8337

Ted’s Bulletin is a DC based old-time diner chain that offers breakfast specialties all day, including biscuits and gravy. Giant, fluffy biscuits and a savory sausage gravy are paired with eggs and crispy hash browns, assuring you won’t go home hungry. Ted’s also bakes up fresh treats like pop tarts, donuts and the cinnamon roll “as big as ya head” (Saturdays and Sundays only). Weekends can be busy, but call ahead and you’ll get to the front of the list.

Florida Avenue Grill
1100 Florida Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-1586

This U Street Corridor favorite has been a DC staple for over 70 years. The soul food restaurant serves breakfast all day, but biscuits and gravy are reserved for the weekend. Two large buttermilk biscuits are covered with a sausage cream gravy for a paltry six and half dollars. Another one of Florida Avenue Grill’s popular dishes is the fish and grits breakfast, served with your choice of fried catfish, crocker or salmon cakes.

Sticky Fingers Bakery
1370 Park Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 299-9700

Sticky Fingers Bakery is known best for its lineup of vegan sweets and treats. Owner and two-time “Cupcake Wars” winner Doron Peterson put her nutrition degree to work and created a whole lineup of cafe selections including non-dairy grilled cheese, chili burgers and vegan biscuits and gravy. Fluffy biscuits are served with a southern mushroom gravy, tofu scramble and roasted potatoes for healthy alternative to this rich traditional breakfast dish. Sample it on your next weekend brunch trip.

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Bayou Bakery
901 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 664-5307

The biscuit is one of the central menu items at Bayou Bakery. This N’awlins inspired restaurant serves up build-your-own biscuit sandwiches, sides of biscuits and on weekends, biscuits and gravy. Each week the Bayou Bakery offers a different flavor that includes country ham, andouille and crawfish gravy. Just ask your server for the flavor of the day. If this wasn’t enough, you can also try the bbq biscuit, served with chopped pork and bayou bbq sauce. Bayou Bakery has two locations, one on Capitol Hill and another in Arlington.

Kangaroo Boxing Club
3410 11th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 505-4522

At first glance, visitors might think Kangaroo Boxing Club is a gym, but the residents of Columbia Heights know better. The restaurant is the product of four foodie friends who came together to create a menu of pork, pork and more pork. On weekends, visitors can indulge in a chicken sausage version of biscuits and gravy which is, oddly enough, just a starter. Pair it with other tasty dishes like cornmeal Johnny cakes or the 4 Horsemen of the Aporkalypse, smoked pulled pork, ground pork, bacon and ham, all combined into a patty.

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