Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. 

“The Mountaineer” at Tudor’s Biscuit World has been named “The South’s Best Biscuit” in an online poll held by Garden & Gun, a southern lifestyle magazine. It was the 13th year for the contest.

“It’s no secret Southerners love a good biscuit,” Garden & Gun said in the intro to their contest. “The flaky, buttery pastries are a staple in most households, and they’re the perfect on-the-go breakfast or road-trip snack.”

The bracket-style contest began on March 20, 2024, and saw West Virginia’s Tudor’s Biscuit World up against some fierce and well-known competition. Among the biscuits that did not win are such chains as Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Chick-fil-a, Hardee’s, Bob Evans, Bojangles, Biscuitville, Church’s, Cracker Barrel, Popeye’s, and KFC.

The first round saw The Mountaineer take down the “Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit” from Wataburger. From there, Tudor’s advanced to defeat the southern staple Biscuitville’s “Bacon, Egg, and Cheese” biscuit. Round 3 featured Tudor’s vs Bojangles’ “Cajun Chicken” biscuit; it was no contest for The Mountaineer.

As the winner of the “Regional Chains” bracket, Tudor’s Final Four matchup was against the ferociously popular Handsome Biscuits, who won the “Local Favorites” bracket. The “Hella Fitzgerald” biscuit put up a helluva fight, but The Mountaineer still advanced to the championship.

The final round saw Tudor’s vs Parker’s Kitchen out of the “Gas Stations” bracket. Tudor’s took 56% of the final vote to win the title. Voting closed at 11:59 p.m. April 9, 2024.

Tudor’s has been a staple breakfast for West Virginians on the go for decades, but they remained a relative secret—known only to residents of the Mountain State—until recently.

However, as social media is creating more and more interest in niche local delicacies, Tudor’s biscuits have risen in popularity with people making a concerted effort to seek them out when they come to West Virginia.

The “Mountaineer” was the specific biscuit to win the Garden & Gun contest which consists of country ham, potato, egg, and cheese on a made-from-scratch Tudor’s buttermilk biscuit.

Huntington area Tudor’s are generally open from 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. serving breakfast and lunch. Go to TudorsBiscuitWorld.com for more information.

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