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530 30TH Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
(712) 366-6076
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 29
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
David_MD2713VH
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Atlantic, Iowa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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105 reviews 105 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Ate here after 8pm. Food quality seemed less than what we remembered on other visits in other markets. Dining room was cold due to overhead fans blowing. Requested it be turned off but was told if one turns off all need to turn off and they were on because roaring fireplace was going. Probably wouldn't hurry back.

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Council Bluffs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I eat here every Tuesday with my Dad and some other current and former truckers. The service is great, partly to the fact that they waitress is used to us as customers, but the service is top rate anyway. My father's group have been going here for years and they are hard to please. So it rates an 'A' from... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Once again I have visited Crackle Barrel and wasn't disappointed with the food or with the service. Great warm service food for the soul an the grand fireplace makes it a great visit.

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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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