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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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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Warm and Comfy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Cynthia P
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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Omaha Area
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111 reviews 111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took some friends to eat there as I have been here many times and enjoyed many good meals - but that good streak came to an end. The waitress seemed distracted BIG TIME as two of our four meals were completely wrong - she blamed the cooks - she took them away only to bring them back wrong again... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had a birthday breakfast with a family member. Eggs, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, bacon, grilled fish & grits were all delicious. Service was prompt as well.

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Belton, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Absolutely a chain across America, but the atmosphere is always what makes it a great family place to stop. You just have to try their turnips greens and ham with the cornbread along side...brings back the days of old.

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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Starving and they gave our to go order to someone else, made up for the long wait by offering us a huge bag of biscuits. My my.

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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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