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Cracker Barrel

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530 30TH Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7686
(712) 366-6076
Today
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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 29
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Typical Cracker Barrel

The food and ambience are the same at every location. After a long day of driving in the rain, we had a need for comfort food, and Cracker Barrel's chicken and dumplings fit the bill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food and ambience are the same at every location. After a long day of driving in the rain, we had a need for comfort food, and Cracker Barrel's chicken and dumplings fit the bill.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This Cracker Barrel is one of a chain but the service is good as is the food. I find that the prices are reasonable and I like going there for a change of taste. The country flavor is a nice change of pace from the usual breakfast fare.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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135 reviews 135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have a very hard time dining here an not getting. Moma's Pancake Breakfast. Real syrup and real butter and great pancakes. The over-easy eggs were just right. I do enjoy the meatloaf as much. Great food at a reasonable price. I'm always impressed by their friendly staff. Enjoy, I always do!!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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202 reviews 202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This Cracker Barrel restaurant is typical of any other Cracker Barrel I have been in anywhere else in America. Food is tasty, prices are good, cleanliness is good, and the wait staff are attentive and prompt. I will return for another Cracker Barrel experience.

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USA
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236 reviews 236 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
612 helpful votes 612 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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59 reviews 59 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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?