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English first
Des Moines
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Good home-cooked meals. I have eaten, breakfast, lunch and supper there many times - always a good value for the price. Great portions. The biscuits are wonderful; avoid the cornbread muffins though, they're like hockey pucks sometimes.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Within walking distance to our hotel. While it was busy the wait time was reasonable (10 minutes) friendly staff and good service. Typical comfort food, good to eat not so good for you. Enough choices that our vegetarian friend can find things to eat on the menu. Leftovers went to the hotel for the dogs.

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West Des Moines, IA
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177 reviews 177 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

I go a few times a year and just love the food. What makes the food even better, gravy. I usually get good service, very little to complain about. Wait times can get long during mid-day and holidays, so get there early.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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279 reviews 279 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

First ever visit to a Cracker Barrel and it was as expected. The waitress was amazingly friendly. We ate ourselves into a stupor. The chicken & dumplings was disappointing and not as described. More like chicken and noodles. That may just be me, I was expecting dumplings. The cheesy hashbrowns are decadent and yummy.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We arrived around 11am, and waited about 25 minutes to be seated. Cracker Barrel offered a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with all the fixins, with options. Many of our party chose the traditional meal, yet some chose other things like sandwiches, etc. The traditional Thanksgiving meal was a great price...$8.99 for adults, $4.99 for children, which included a drink and dessert!... More 

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Quito
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I love this place, its a great food, great service, the shop inside is really nice and country.... I will be back for sure!!!!!

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Quincy, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

In spite of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store being part of a nationwide chain, there are always surprises in the large gift shop you enter first. We often head to the discount corner to pick up gift items that are just out of season for a huge discount, up to 90% off. The menu is diverse with well-prepared fried chicken,... More 

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Naperville, IL.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Everything about the dining experience was perfect. The staff is very friendly & professional. The food came very quick & it was delicious. We had dinner & it was prepared perfectly. I've been to a lot of Cracker Barrels across the US & this ranks right at the top of my list.

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Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

Cracker Barrel is a great food feed! Servings are large, if not huge! I've never finished a full meal on my own. ALWAYS had extras for later. I've shared a lunch and had plenty for my meal and for later. Lot's of "side sales", if you want to "invest" in that/Never have myself...but others in my party have.

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Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

This restaurant has what I call "comfort food". We were tired and arrived to our nearby hotel late and went to eat at around 10 p.m. We were welcoming by the hostess and seated immediately. Our waitress was outgoing and friendly. We ordered and the food came quicklly. It was hot and delcious, despite the late time we chose to... More 

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Additional Information about Cracker Barrel

Address: 11701 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325-8215
Phone Number: 515-226-9603
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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