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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great southern style breakfast, grits, biscuit and gravy included!!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, MN
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  • Families with children
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English first
Sun City West, Arizona
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339 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank HOODSY1292
Rochester, MN
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Thank Tslammer
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank MaryNDaveP
Omaha Area
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70 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.

Thank Doug K
Marion, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We don't have Cracker Barrel in Cedar Rapids but we have two daughters and three grandchildren in Council Bluffs. We were in Council Bluffs last Saturday and Sunday and ate at Cracker Barrel three times. We travel to Des Moines and Davenport occasionally just to eat and shop at Cracker Barrel. There is no place like it and if we... More 

Thank Kevin H
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Cracker Barrel never disappoints. The food was wonderful and satisfying like always. Would have given it an additional star but the bathroom needed attention. When we first walked in mentioned no paper in 2 stalls. After an hour of eating and shopping went to use bathroom again and same two still out of paper. I will still go again to... More 

Thank gelbclaw
Suwanee, Georgia
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We enjoyed the casual, friendly atmosphere at this location. The food was well prepared and service was great. The hostess, Faye, engaged us in conversation and provided good information about the surrounding area, as we were new to this area. Would definitely return to this Cracker Barrel.

Thank ffritch
Des Moines,Iowa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of our favorites no matter where we are traveling. Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Branson. All good.

Thank Paulette D
Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very friendly staff! We were greeted by everyone we saw! Our server was a little on the quiet and inexperienced side but we did get our food quickly and correctly.

Thank Tanya P
Monterey, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Long day flying and arrived at airport looking for something to eat that was not fast food. We got seated right away. The food was good and the service was okay. We were seated next to the window and the only complaint is that they need to clean a bit better by the window.

Thank juliej2013

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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
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?