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Cracker Barrel

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530 30TH Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
(712) 366-6076
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cracker Barrel-Always consistent, but a little lacking here.

I have eaten at countless Cracker Barrel restaurants across the USA, and have always had great down home food, great service, and a fair price. Now if I could just get my Wife to stop buying the store out, I would be great! I visited the Council Bluffs twice recently for dinner on a business trip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
swcrowder
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service by Ethan our server😄 our roast beef was so tender and the sides were delicious! We are travelling from Manitoba, Canada and always enjoy stopping at C B

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Thank grandmaf2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at countless Cracker Barrel restaurants across the USA, and have always had great down home food, great service, and a fair price. Now if I could just get my Wife to stop buying the store out, I would be great! I visited the Council Bluffs twice recently for dinner on a business trip. Both times the service... More 

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Thank swcrowder
Nebraska, USA
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband took my father in law here for dinner. We signed in with host and were told there would be about a 5 minute wait. Several families came in to dine after we did and were seated while we still waited. My husband checked back with hostess, after it had been 15 minutes, and she was short with him... More 

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Thank LoriQ
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

What's not to like about Cracker Barrel? Remarkable consistency from store to store, an overwhelming gift shop and a fire place that is often burning real wood . . . plus a varied menu with a nice Southern touch . . .

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Thank Mike M
North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It is a typical Cracker Barrel. The staff is very pleasant and the food is well prepared. It wasn't a landmark meal, but it was a good, Cracker Barrel meal. If you like them, this as good as any, better than some.

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Thank Jamie D
Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

How do you get snotty scrambled eggs? I did. It was the worst meal ever. And I was starving. Waited to get waited on. That is all I have to comment on . Very disappointed. PU

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Thank Gay H
Sun City West, Arizona
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424 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We visited this restaurant 3 times in 11 days and each time we came away with a positive feeling. Our waitress, Rosa, was incredible. I tried three different meals from the menu and each time it was a winner. The coffee was excellent and we were there for three different orders for breakfast. They are co-located with a cute little... More 

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Thank HOODSY1292
Rochester, MN
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Enjoyed our breakfast, everything was cooked perfect, service was great, and enjoyed the little shop afterward.

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Thank Tslammer
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I had two poached eggs, crispy bacon and grits with biscuits and sawmill gravy. Oh and fried apples, my favorite!! I will be back. Service was great too!

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Thank MaryNDaveP
Omaha Area
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Used to travel a lot and frequently went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, since I knew it would be consistently average from city to city. Always seems to be busy with locals and travelers alike...sometimes too busy to bother with waiting.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?