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530 30TH Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
(712) 366-6076
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Southerners may like this chain better.

When will I learn? I don't like biscuits and gravy anywhere and Cracker Barrel's cheesy hash browns are vile. Why did I order a meal that had both? I am too much of a Yankee to enjoy grits, too. I ate the good parts of a breakfast meal for lunch and left the rest. My wife ordered a more sensible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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English first
USA
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
607 helpful votes 607 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

When will I learn? I don't like biscuits and gravy anywhere and Cracker Barrel's cheesy hash browns are vile. Why did I order a meal that had both? I am too much of a Yankee to enjoy grits, too. I ate the good parts of a breakfast meal for lunch and left the rest. My wife ordered a more sensible... More 

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LaVista, NE, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I live in Papillion, NE but I always begin my trip to Missouri with breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Council Bluffs. The food is wonderful. The waitstaff is pleasant and helpful. The restaurant is always clean. Food comes in a timely manner and the prices are definitely reasonable. The choices are varied and I have never eaten anything there... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have stopped here on several occasions when we visit the area. No matter what time of day it is I always get breakfast. They are the best. My favorite lately has been the egg, bacon, muffin, and yogurt parfait with fruit. I almost always have to take my muffin home with me. No matter how busy they are it... More 

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Atlantic, Iowa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food was really poor and the service was almost as bad. The food was slow to be served and it was just warm, not hot. Our server seemed like she did not want to be there. It was contagious. Do not go here! Almost any of the nearby restaurants would be better choices.

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Columbia Mo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Four of us ate here March 21, 2015 and we each had different menu items and all were excellent. We also had our 9 mo old granddaughter with us and they were very accommodating with her. Brought us a high chair and they even talked to her as if they knew her! Our waitress was super!! Receipt says Kim T.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stopped for breakfast on a full day of shopping and errands. Busy Saturday morning but got seated with little wait. Big menu with lots of variety. We both had eggs, really good biscuits with a small side of gravy, fried apples, small serving of cheese hash browns and a variety of meat. Fairly fast delivery to the table and... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a different type of food venue - lots of high calorie foods but you can find good items to eat tat are a little less filling - We were seated fairly quickly - gave us a little time to check out the store items in the attached store we were given menus and our drink order was taken-... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the warm cozy crackling fireplace in the cold winter months. Service is friendly and love the breakfast choices. Food reminds me of the farm meals my mom used to cook us. Especially like the gift store part. Great place.

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Senior Contributor
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46 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have been to so many cracker barrels I can remember, but this is a great one to stop at. Always room for a large truck and trailer or motor home. The weekends are the hardest to get in to eat so expect a wait. But the food is always good! Try the eggs in a basket! Enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Service was ok, they seemed a bit flustered. Breakfast (more specifically the old timer breakfast) was not good at all. Eggs were bad, sausage tasted off.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 530 30TH Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: (712) 366-6076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?