Few comfort foods are more well-loved in our household than classic biscuits and gravy for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Whether you prefer your Bs&Gs made the traditional way, with a vegan mushroom gravy or even in a casserole, Wichitans are sure to find their favorite variety served in ICT. Here are some of my favorites in no particular order:
Doo-Dah Diner – While the original Downtown location is currently closed for remodeling, a location at 1530 S. Webb Road is available to make all your breakfast, brunch and lunch wishes come true. I recently sampled the Sunday Brunch with my two boys (ages 4 and 7) and could immediately understand why Doo-Dah Diner was voted Wichita’s Best Breakfast 4 years in a row. Doo-Dah Diner is open Tuesday through Sunday, with the Brunch Buffet on Sunday only and the regular menu served Tuesday through Saturday. Many consider the buttery homemade biscuits and sausage gravy here to be the best in town!
Dempsey’s Biscuit Co.– Specializing in Southern breakfast and brunch cuisine, Dempsey’s Biscuit Co. offers delicious breakfast staples like biscuits and gravy, french toast and chicken and waffles. They also create a variety of seven breakfast sandwiches (my husband’s go-to is the “Clifton” made with fried chicken, bacon and covered in sausage gravy) with lunch and dinner choices, as well. The portions are very large, so you may consider a half order of biscuits and gravy if you’re ordering for a child or if you don’t have a big appetite. I love that they have a veggie option for the gravy (made with mushroom gravy)!
Riverside Cafe – A Wichita classic with breakfast served all day! The Riverside location has been in operation since the 1940’s and two other locations have since opened in Derby and West Wichita. A plate of biscuits and gravy at the original Riverside Cafe is a favorite with my 7 year old after a day of exploring at Botanica. It’s a fun stop for families and you’ll think you stepped back in time with the booths, lunch counter, antiques and black and white patterned tile floor. In addition to the all-day breakfast, they offer lunch, dinner and a menu of daily specials, appetizers and pies at each location. Kids eat free Monday-Friday with an adult meal purchase!
Public At The Brickyard – Public, an Old Town establishment with loads of character, is one of my favorite spots for brunch. The eatery and pub prides itself on using local ingredients. Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10-2. A unique combination of cheddar and chive biscuits with a chicken and leek gravy makes their biscuits and gravy a dish you don’t want to miss! The brunch menu offers more delicious dishes like Brioche French Toast, Salmon Benedict and Steak & Eggs. Public also serves a mouth-watering lunch and dinner menu, cocktails and beer.
HomeGrown – Full disclosure, I haven’t had the chance to eat at HomeGrown yet, but I’m going to add it to my favorites list because I’ve been dying to try the westside eatery that focuses on local, fresh ingredients with modern Farmhouse touches. With locally sourced ingredients like the biscuits and gravy made with Yoder sausage, wheat toast from Delano Bakery, Reverie coffee and other local partners, this place is at the top of my list to visit! HomeGrown is open Monday-Sunday from 6:30 AM-2:30 PM. A new location in Bradley Fair is opening soon!
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