We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Too quiet and no atmosphere”

The Blue Biscuit & Blue Biscuit Bungalows
Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Indianola
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Grill
Description: "A FINE RESTAURANT DISGUISED AS A JUKE JOINT!" Morgan Freeman's former Chef & the self-proclaimed "Redneck Chef" serve up the Delta's best BBQ, Catfish, Burgers & Live Music in a circa 1940s storefront across from the BBKing Blues Museum. The two partners have over 35 years in the Hospitality business and can offer Upscale or Downhome menus for Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Meetings, Cocktails, Poolside Parties, Picnics, Wedding & Divorce Celebrations, etc. A local favorite, it's cozy & casual with eclectic, funky decor, full bar and a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Private Parties & Tours welcome. Two Bungalows available for overnight lodging. Debit/CC accepted, free WiFi available. Never know who you'll see at the Biscuit! HOURS LISTED ARE INCORRECT LUNCH-Friday, Saturday & Monday, 11am-2pm DINNER-Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 5pm-9pm Attitude Adjustment-Fridays, 4pm LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT, SOME FRIDAY NIGHTS RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE
Restaurant details
Description: "A FINE RESTAURANT DISGUISED AS A JUKE JOINT!" Morgan Freeman's former Chef & the self-proclaimed "Redneck Chef" serve up the Delta's best BBQ, Catfish, Burgers & Live Music in a circa 1940s storefront across from the BBKing Blues Museum. The two partners have over 35 years in the Hospitality business and can offer Upscale or Downhome menus for Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Meetings, Cocktails, Poolside Parties, Picnics, Wedding & Divorce Celebrations, etc. A local favorite, it's cozy & casual with eclectic, funky decor, full bar and a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Private Parties & Tours welcome. Two Bungalows available for overnight lodging. Debit/CC accepted, free WiFi available. Never know who you'll see at the Biscuit! HOURS LISTED ARE INCORRECT LUNCH-Friday, Saturday & Monday, 11am-2pm DINNER-Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 5pm-9pm Attitude Adjustment-Fridays, 4pm LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT, SOME FRIDAY NIGHTS RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were staying in Indianola for one night on our way to Memphis, we saw an article about The Blue Biscuit in a tourist magazine and it sounded like the sort of place we wanted to go to, good food and music. However, we were disappointed, we went there on a Friday night and the place was empty, the owner and another local Walter were very welcoming and friendly, we asked if there was live music and the owner said he hoped so. A local was playing the piano and he was pretty good. We ordered our food and thought we would try the BBQ Pork which the owner recommended along with starters of Fried Green Tomatoes and Chicken Wings. The food all came at the same time and the starters were plentiful and pretty good, we were not so impressed with the BBQ Pork which we felt was a little dry. Everything was served on polystyrene plates and drinks were in plastic cups which is not so nice. A musician did appear and sang and played the guitar, but he was not great and we were the only people there, and as it was a Friday night, we thought this was a bit strange. So we paid our bill and left.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank HampshireJan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (42)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

36 - 40 of 42 reviews

Reviewed December 30, 2011

My husband and I went to the Blue Biscuit after dinner at Nola. We expected it to be crowded at 8:30 p.m. but we were the only people there and there was no band playing. We attribute this to the fact that it was pre New Years Eve (12/30). Despite the lack of activity, we still enjoyed our beers (BYOB wine and liquor) and the venue-cute restored building with tables and sofas.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Megan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 20, 2011

Went to Indianola for the BB King Homecoming Festival and our group ended up across the street at the Blue Biscuit after the show. The place was packed but we managed to get a table in the backroom, adjacent to the main room, and we set down for a bite. We had heard good things about the BBQ so we all decided on BBQ sandwiches. As soon as the food arrived it was pretty obvious we were in rare territory as far as BBQ is concerned. I grew up on BBQ and consider myself a BBQ connoisseur and I would put the Biscuit's BBQ in the top 2 or 3 of any restaurant I've ever been to. It's the kind of barbeque that you WILL NOT FORGET. I'm honestly not certain if it was they way it was cooked or the sauce, but something about that combo resonated BIG TIME with our group. Although we really weren't in the mood for a desert, our server told us we "had to try the Beignets" so we obliged. A sincere thank you to the waitress, as we were then treated to a sweet delta delicacy known as "Delta Beignets". These things are soooo good (if you like sweets) and we're the perfect ending to a great meal. The building is unique to say the least, almost like an old house that's been redone with old signs and antique furniture. The place is kind of small, but plenty of room for a good crowd to jam out and have a good time. Overall, we had a blast at the festival and at "the Biscuit" and would definitely recommend it if you're heading to the Mississippi Delta.

2  Thank BhamBob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 20, 2011

The epitome of Southern Hospitality with world class BBQ & live music.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank bungo232
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 13, 2017
Google Translation

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank bluesjlp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
deltablue62, Owner at The Blue Biscuit & Blue Biscuit Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2017

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Blue Biscuit & Blue Biscuit Bungalows also viewed

 

Been to The Blue Biscuit & Blue Biscuit Bungalows? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing