Go here…just go! That about sums up my review. If you want more details on what is now my favorite place to get breakfast, then read on my friend, read on. Here is a quick video montage of my Restaurant Review (I don’t post all the pics in the review itself):
2004 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL. 32207
Location: San Marco Square by 1st Place Running and The Loop.
The Food: I’m just going to put it out there right now. I want their gravy in an IV bag please. I’m what you might call, a biscuit and gravy snob. So far, I judged everyone’s biscuits and gravy against my wife’s. My wife’s upbringing in Louisiana has lead to her awesome fusion of Cajun and Southern all into her awesome biscuits and gravy. Well, Tiffany, you are on notice. Maple Street Biscuit Company has thrown down the gauntlet. They have walked up to you and slapped you in the face with a white glove. To be honest, I don’t know who to back on this one.
After my son’s soccer game on a Saturday, me and the family headed over to this new local restaurant to see what all the talk was about. If you remember, I’m always skeptical when everyone raves about a place. So, off we went. It was around 10am and had a steady stream of customers. Me and my son grabbed a seat outside while the wife and my mother (Pat Nodurft, the best Realtor in Jacksonville: Website) hustled inside to order a late breakfast for us.
She came back with 2 orders of The Five (Description: Flaky biscuit, all natural fried chicken, pecan wood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese topped with sausage gravy with a little kick $7.00) for me and them to split. Little Food Critic, Tyler, got to try a Retro Biscuit (Description: Meat choices are bacon, sausage, country ham, or fried chicken along with Eggs and Cheese $6.00) and a side of Home fries for $3.00.
Just look at the pictures. My “The Five” was awesome. The chicken was nice and juicy, the biscuit was fluffy, the bacon thick and crispy and plenty of gravy. Sometimes I run into the problem where there isn’t enough gravy for the biscuit to gravy ratio . The B2G, I like to call it. It seems everyone always skimps on the amount of gravy, not at Maple Street. There was more than enough. The gravy had a nice little kick to it. Just enough to make you perk up a little. As you can see, the biscuit was sliding all over the gravy goodness. I tip my hat to you Maple Street Biscuit Company, you did this right. Don’t change anything. The home fries were good, but next time I’m going to try the Hashups (Description: Home fries with chopped smoked ham, red and green peppers, grilled onions, mushrooms, and melted cheese $4.00)
My son tore up his Retro Biscuit. He can be a picky eater sometimes but apparently Maple Street passes the Little Food Critic’s high standards. The egg looked great and the melted cheese looked like a nice touch. I should have tried some of his but I was busy eating mine like a prisoner. You know how they place their arm around their plates and put their mouth about 5 inches from the plate and don’t stop eating till it’s gone while giving the look to people that lets them know that you will stab them if you attempt to reach inside “the kill area”? That was me.
Like I said, there wasn’t a complaint from me about the entire meal. Next time I will try the coffee and a different biscuit…I think…who knows, I might have to get a cup of gravy to go?
- Great biscuits
- Gravy had a good little kick to it
- Ample amounts of gravy
- Good portion sizes
- More seating than I thought
- Saw the owners busing tables (gotta love to see the owners floating around)
- When you order, they ask for your favorite teacher’s name. They use that to call out your order. Nice touch.
- Closed on Sunday!!! What?!?