Maple Street Biscuit Company
2815 Woodruff Road Suite 107
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7AM-2PM
Fri-Sat 7AM – 3PM, Sun Closed
Perfect for: Brunch, new takes on southern classics, biscuits, food to feed your soul, breakfast
Menu: Biscuits, and other traditional breakfast fares (with a twist).
Bar/Drinks: Coffee, tea, and soda
Good to Know: It can get busy, and so there may be a line to order. When ordering, there will be a “Question of the Month.” This will be how your order is called. Example questions have been “Who is your celebrity crush?” to “What is your biggest wish?” There are large community tables if you are feeling up to making new friends.
Parking: Shares a parking lot with Lowes Foods. There is also a designated parking lot beside the building.
Bathroom: It’s a bathroom, what more do you expect?
There are some foods that just feel like a warm hug for your body and soul. Biscuits are a perfect example of one of these foods. Simultaneously fluffy and dense, biscuits are a chameleon of the food world. Served with nothing but butter and jelly, piled high with toppings, or covered with cinnamon and icing, a biscuit can fulfill many roles on the table. I am not a stranger to biscuit-centric restaurants, but that doesn’t mean I won’t glow with excitement every time I learn about a new one.
My excitement reached a fever pitch when I found a new biscuit (brunch) place would be moving in near my house. I will admit, I drove by the vacant building on more than one occasion to see how it was coming along. Once it was completed, I couldn’t wait to go and fill my face with biscuit-y goodness.
Upon first entering, you are greeted with the rustic and homey décor of the dining room. The menu offers many variations on biscuit sandwiches to satisfy any palate. I can’t impress enough how everything on the menu sounded amazing. I eventually settled on “The Five,” which is a biscuit adorned with a fried chicken breast, bacon, cheese, and gravy. I take brunch seriously. I also ordered a side of the “hashups,” a plate of home fries covered with cheese, peppers, onions, and ham. Of course, I would share those…of course. My friend ordered “The Ralphie”, (a standard gravy biscuit) and an order of sweet potato fries. The question of the month was, “What is your biggest wish?” As much as I wanted to say, “I wish Pixar would stop making unnecessary sequels,” my friend beat me to the punch with, “I want to be on Wheel of Fortune.”
It wasn’t long before “Wheel of Fortune!” was shouted across the restaurant, and our food was ready. When it comes to eating extremely hot food, I have poor impulse control. So, before it was fully cooled, I was already digging into my biscuit.
The more ingredients you add to a dish, the more likely it will be that the flavors will become muddled and indistinguishable. That was not the case with my meal. Everything worked together to make a wholly satisfying experience. The chicken was extremely tender but still crispy and crunchy. The breading had a peppery flavor that was able to cut through the decadent gravy. The cheese was sharp and lent the dish a nice creamy touch. The biscuit was beautifully cooked. It was the perfect canvas for the other ingredients. The hashups were a great pairing. The home fries were slightly crunchy, and the peppers and onions added a nice flavor.
It is my staunch opinion that when it comes to brunch, you can’t go wrong with biscuits. Luckily, there is a new restaurant in the Upstate serving fresh and downright tasty biscuits. This wasn’t my first experience at Maple Street Biscuit Company, and it definitely will not be my last.