Bluegrass Grill Wins Best Biscuit Sandwich in Tennessee!

Milk & Honey, Loveless Cafe, Maple Street Biscuit Company and OliBea also winners

Sandwiches in Tennessee are best served on one of the state's most celebrated foods, the biscuit. This humble version of bread became popular just before the Civil War, when yeast was expensive so cooks made do without it. A firmer texture than a traditional slice of bread makes the biscuit perfect vehicle for gravy, among other toppings.

  • Bluegrass Grill

    The biscuit sandwich menu at Chattanooga's Bluegrass Grill includes just about any combination of bacon, sausage, ham, eggs and cheese inside half whole wheat, half white flour biscuits.
    Photo courtesy of Bluegrass Grill

  • Milk & Honey

    At Milk & Honey in Chattanooga, the Farmhouse Biscuit is served with house-made breakfast sausage, Benton's bacon, egg, tomato jam, arugula, white cheddar, shallots and caramelized onions. The Mega Biscuit includes breakfast sausage, spinach, egg, roasted red pepper spread, white cheddar, caramelized onions and shallots.
    Photo courtesy of Milk & Honey

  • Loveless Cafe

    Loveless Cafe in Nashville has all the usual suspects on their breakfast biscuit sandwich menu, as well as a couple unusual options, like a pulled pork barbecue biscuit or a pimento cheese and fried green tomato biscuit.
    Photo courtesy of The Loveless Cafe

  • Maple Street Biscuit Company

    A guest favorite at Maple Street Biscuit Company in Chattanooga is the Squawking Goat – a flaky biscuit filled with all-natural fried chicken breast, panko-breaded fried goat cheese and a house-made pepper jelly.
    Photo courtesy of Amanda Lenhardt

  • OliBea

    Knoxville's OliBea features a 'deconstructed' biscuit sandwich with pickle brined and fried chicken, whipped sorghum, chow chow and gravy.
    Photo courtesy of OliBea

  • Mean Mug Coffeehouse

    Diners at the Mean Mug Coffeehouse in Chattanooga have a couple of biscuit sandwiches to choose from. The Prosciutto Biscuit comes with prosciutto, tomato, provolone and mashed avocado, while the Breakfast Biscuit has American cheese, egg and bacon.
    Photo courtesy of Mean Mug Coffeehouse

  • Pork Belly Cafe

    The entire menu of breakfast sandwiches at Nashville's Pork Belly Cafe are available on a biscuit instead of bread. Options include three cheese and egg, BLT with egg or the Breakfast Reuben, made with corned beef, egg, Swiss, chow chow and dijon.
    Photo courtesy of Pork Belly Cafe

  • Niedlov's Breadworks

    At Niedlov's Breadworks in Chattanooga, guests can choose the a breakfast biscuit with sausage or bacon, egg and cheddar cheese, or opt for The Fancy, a homemade biscuit with a fried egg, bacon, arugula, cheddar cheese, avocado, red onion and jalapeño aioli.
    Photo courtesy of Niedlov's Breadworks

  • Riverside Grillshack

    The Riverside Grillshack in Nashville serves an unusual rendition of the biscuit sandwich. Available only Friday to Sunday morning, these biscuits are stuffed and deep-fried, similar to an empanada. Options include strawberry jalapeño jam or lemon blueberry jam with goat cheese, triple cheese or Porter Road sausage with cheese.
    Photo courtesy of Riverside Grillshack

  • Barista Parlor

    The menu at Barista Parlor in Nashville features the Moto Sandwich, a house-made buttermilk biscuit with locally sourced eggs and white cheddar cheese. Sausage or bacon can be added for an extra charge.
    Photo courtesy of Rob Cros / Barista Parlor

There are as many versions of the biscuit sandwich in Tennessee as there are places serving them. Popular fillings include eggs and ham, fried chicken and barbecue pork, but the best thing about this versatile sandwich is you can stuff it with almost anything.

10Best and Sandwich America set out to find the best biscuit sandwich in the state, and to do so, 10Best editors joined forces with a panel of local Tennessee food writers and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy restaurants across the state. For the past four weeks, our readers have been casting ballots for their favorites.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Biscuit Sandwich in Tennessee are as follows:

  1. Bluegrass Grill - Chattanooga
  2. Milk & Honey - Chattanooga
  3. Loveless Cafe - Nashville
  4. Maple Street Biscuit Company - Chattanooga
  5. OliBea - Knoxville
  6. Mean Mug Coffeehouse - Chattanooga
  7. Pork Belly Cafe - Nashville
  8. Niedlov's Breadworks - Chattanooga
  9. Riverside Grillshack - Nashville
  10. Barista Parlor - Nashville

Congratulations to all these winning sandwich shops and restaurants!

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