Going out for breakfast takes a bit of arranging and sometimes a special occasion. The event is made worthwhile if the food and service are above average and the prices are reasonable.
On a recent Sunday, by good luck and a recommendation, we went to the Biscuit House and found that there were a lot of people with the same idea. Family-run, the restaurant has been at the end of the pleasant strip mall in the 9800 block of South Tacoma way for about three years. Hard work has paid off. There is seating in the bright, cozy dining room, but the line of people ordering food to go was sometimes out the door.
There is good reason for all this popularity, including the great big fluffy biscuits, (three inches across and two inches high), the delicious food (tasty and perfectly cooked bacon), delicious sausage and eggs, and the fast service and friendly smiles of the owners.
Each full omelette has four eggs, and if you want to take home extra biscuits, they are $2 each.
If you have tasted their pieroskies you will be happy to know that these meat-filled pastries may return this summer.
After looking at the menu boards over the counter, we ordered the ham and cheddar omelette with an English muffin ($10), which was loaded with ham and cheese, one ham and cheddar omelette with white toast, ($10), and one Full Buiscuit Breakfast which came with two delicious sausage links and two generous pieces of bacon cooked just short of too much, which is just the way I like it ($8).
We also ordered a ham and cheese croissant sandwich ($4) and a Veggie Omelette ($8). We ordered sides of sausage gravy biscuits ($4), a side of O’Brian potatoes ($3), which is rough-cut home fries with skins on, and two plain biscuits to take home. We ordered water to drink, which was free. Service was informal, and we decided it would be helpful if we cleared our table on the way out.
Everything was piping hot and very tasty, with gentle seasoning of salt and pepper, a generous portion of cheese on the big omelettes, and servings so big that take-home was a necessity.
Breakfast or lunch at the Biscuit house is a great idea.
IF YOU GO
9702 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma
Open Tuesday through Friday 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Monday.
Carolyn Augustine writes the Senior Eats column for Senior Scene.