There’s a new chain here in the Kansas City area called The Big Biscuit. Well, according to their website, they are not totally new. They originated in Independence, MO, in 2000 and in recent years new locations have been popping up. One such location is a short drive down the way from where we live. So we have eaten there a couple of times now. They have locations in Independence, MO; Blue Springs, MO; Kansas City, MO; Prairie Village, KS; and Shawnee, KS.
The Big Biscuit serves breakfast and lunch. When you walk in the door you are immediately greeted with several pleasant smiles and the environment is welcoming. Their food is very delicious, but if you are planning on going to The Big Biscuit, bring your appetite. I have a very small appetite, especially at breakfast time, and so the portions are a little overwhelming to me and I generally feel like I barely make a dent. Even a grown man with a healthy appetite will leave food on his plate. And believe me, they ain’t lying about the size of those biscuits!
However, that being said, the food is still delicious. So far I haven’t eaten anything that I haven’t liked, and Greg says the same. The coffee is great, the prices are average (in a good way), and the service is friendly. The second time we went, our server was a young lady named Shaina, and she was fantastic. She was friendly and personable and we enjoyed her service very much. Mad props to Shaina!
The first time we went, I had the Eggs Benedict. I always love a good Eggs Benedict. It was very good, and the hollandaise sauce was perfect, but there was so much of it I couldn’t even eat the second half. Greg got the Taylor Street, which has eggs, Italian sausage, onions, green pepper, and provolone cheese in it. He liked it, but he says that it could have used just a little more zest to it, such as adding a slight hint of hot pepper or something along that line.
The second time we went, I got the corned beef hash and eggs with hash browns. It was very good… always a good choice for comfort food! I definitely was able to eat more of this meal but still had to take quite a bit home. Greg got the Country Benedict (2 eggs & 2 sausage patties – or 2 bacon – on a split biscuit covered with sausage gravy and served with potatoes). He liked it very much as well, in his words, “it is an American twist on an old country classic.”
All in all, this is a nice little place to have nearby to go grab breakfast in the event of say, a thunderstorm-induced power outage like we had the second time that we decided to go. We go to the Prairie Village location which is a new location and is very fresh and clean inside. We will definitely go back.
Emily’s Kitchen gives The Big Biscuit two thumbs up!