Monday was opening day at Ben’s Triple B: Biscuits, Burgers and Brews, and owner/chef Ben Merritt was very happy with the crowd the new restaurant drew.

“We’ve had lots of love and support from the school and community, and at lunch we had a line out the door,” Merritt said around 2 p.m.; there were still several people in line and people at the bar and in the booths.

And according to the patrons, the wait was worth it.

James O’ Neal, who saw advertisements for Ben’s via Facebook, had a Buffalo Chicken B.

“Absolutely amazing,” O’Neal said. “I’d give it a 9.5/10.”

Fredrick Williams felt the same about his Money B, which he gave a 9/10.

“The biscuit was really fluffy,” he said.

Although Ben’s is known for the biscuits, burgers, and brews, the salad menu is impressive, according to patron Vickie Smith, who had the Big Hass salad.

“It was great. I’m a dressing person and that lemon poppy seed was wonderful,” she said.

There was a large turnout for the first day of Ben’s Triple B.
Photo by Elizabeth Lloyd

Fredrick Williams, James O’Neal and Vickie Smith (at left) enjoy biscuits, brews and a salad at the bar on Monday.
Photo by Elizabeth Lloyd

Ben’s features plenty of booth seating.
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Old-school arcade games can be found by the back door.
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There is extra seating at the back patio.
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The biscuits at Ben’s range from $4.95 to $8.95.
Menu courtesy of Ben’s Triple B Facebook page.