Southern Comfort: Tell Us Who's Got the Best Biscuits and Gravy

This week your local editors tried biscuits and gravy in Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena. Tell us which spot you think reigns supreme for a shot at winning a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.

For this week's Chowdown Showdown, local editors Joe Vince (Frankfort), Michael Sewall (New Lenox) and Paul Dailing (Mokena) tried biscuits and gravy at restaurants in their respective Patch towns.

Read our reviews below, learn how to post your own and comment for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.

Country Charm, New Lenox (4 of 5 stars)

The good: The sausage gravy was absolutely delicious, and there was a lot of it. The flavor of the small but unintrusive chunks of sausage stole the show on this plate.

The bad: The biscuits were quite small, though I had the half-order ($4.19). Still, I'd prefer larger biscuits that were a bit flakier. I'd give the biscuits a 2.5 of 5 and the gravy a 5 of 5.

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Lumes Pancake House, Frankfort (4 of 5 stars)

The good: The gravy served at Lumes is smooth and creamy with just enough bite to it. I actually started spooning it up straight off the plate without any biscuits it was that good. And speaking of the biscuits, most of them were fluffy and fresh.

The bad: Remember how I said most of the biscuits were good? Of the four that the dish came with, one of them was tough and chewy, which really stood out considering how flakey the rest of them were.

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Chef Klaus Country Cooking, Mokena (4.5 of 5 stars)

The good: Good gravy (and I mean that authentically), plus huge biscuits. I was full within minutes of eating this, but kept going because it tasted so good.

The bad: Did I mention the biscuits were huge? Because they were huge. I had the quarter-order, which meant two halves of a giant biscuit. I can't imagine trying to finish a half-order or a full one.

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kimberly bayer February 19, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Chef klaus country cooking has the best!
Gretchen Kron Dust February 20, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Hot grill has some delicious biscuits and gravy and there is never a wait with wonderful Pete at the helm!
taffygirl August 12, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Check out HOT GRILL, the tiny little dive next to ALL STAR SPORTS BAR on Rt. 30 & 7800.. Pete is always cookin' up somethin' good here!! best biscuits n gravy anywhere!! and the best poached eggs.. I mean, I never realized how complex a poached egg was for some cooks, but Pete nails it every single time!! I tell him, well drained, not floating in a cup of water, and voila!!! that's what I get...cuz, I add hot sauce, and who wants watered down hot sauce??! He also serves a fantastic chopped steak sandwich.... and liver and Greek chicken just go there, OK!! you won't be disappointed.


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