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Bogue's

3028 Clairmont Ave. S, Birmingham, AL - (205) 254-9780
Posted By Michael Stern on 3/21/2010 5:25:00 PM
Every city needs a Bogue's -- the place to go for hearty breakfast, endless coffee, and waitresses who give no quarter. The pea green walls and upholstered booths are not exactly glamorous; but to connoisseurs of stick-to-the ribs cuisine, Bogue's is a gem in the rough.

While the meat-and-three lunches can be excellent, breakfast is the meal that feels most right here. Bogue's biscuits are richly endowed with enough cooking grease that your fingers will glisten after you split one in half, and the bottom gets as crusty-brown as a deep-fried potato. These biscuits make great companions to breakfasts in which eggs are only minor players on plates of pork chops or country ham or just a huge spill of pepper gravy and, of course, lots of grits. If for some reason you don't want biscuits, we highly recommend the sweet rolls. "Are they made here?" we ask our waitress.

"Every morning," she reassures us, speaking loud enough to be heard over the blast of Bogue's high-powered air-conditioning and, without being asked, bringing us Tabasco sauce for a plate of eggs.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Biscuits and Gravy
Meat-and-Three
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This plate includes two essentials for a great Bogue's breakfast: a pork chop and biscuits.  In this instance, a couple strips of perfectly fried bacon were substituted for a pork chop.
"This plate includes two essentials for a great Bogue's breakfast: a pork chop and biscuits. In this instance, a couple strips of perfectly fried bacon were substituted for a pork chop."
Cliff Strutz





Among the varieties of biscuits and gravy available is Bogue's Country Scramble, which adds scrambled eggs to the dish.
"Among the varieties of biscuits and gravy available is Bogue's Country Scramble, which adds scrambled eggs to the dish. "
Cliff Strutz


All the old radios fit in just fine with the yesteryear atmosphere.
"All the old radios fit in just fine with the yesteryear atmosphere."
Cliff Strutz


Bogue's has been a great name for breakfast in Birmingham for over 70 years!
"Bogue's has been a great name for breakfast in Birmingham for over 70 years!"
Cliff Strutz



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