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Cracker Barrel

1960 Mel Browning Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Ranked #31 of 224 restaurants in Bowling Green
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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70 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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English first
Sterling, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had nice breakfast and got exactly what we wanted (without the grits). Nice novelty shop for the grand kids shopping. Food was an B+ and the service a C+ for slower than usual for a weekday. I would go back for another try when it was lunch or even dinner.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've been to a few Cracker Barrel's in different states before. I have always had a good experience. I like the store. I like that I can play checkers with my kids while we wait for our food or play the peg game at each table. It's a great place for kids. We stopped at this restaurant while traveling. I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Had not tried a Cracker Barrel for some time. This one was close to La Quinta Inns where we stayed overnight. Wife had the trout while I ordered the turkey dinner. Very tasty choices & not an overload of food..saved room for a shared apple dumplin dessert. Satisfied with the quality of the food and the service.

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Versailles, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I'm conflicted about this visit. Staff in the sales area extrememly helpful and helped us find something wanted but not displayed. Waitress was good, prompt with refills. I ordered chicken and dumplings with two sides of dumplings. $7 and change. When I got the bill, I had been charged for two child c/d at $4.50 each. Waitress gave me some... More

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Russellville, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Kudos to management, servers, and staff. Have seen a great improvement in this Cracker Barrel over the past few months. The manager was always helping out in any area that became extremely busy (even saw him cleaning tables), and very concerned that everyone's order was OK, customer's comfort, and wait-time. The servers and staff were all very friendly and attentive... More

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Food is always pretty consistent and we like to stop at Cracker Barrels while traveling. Quick and easy!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I love the food (except the red eye gravy), the atmosphere is entertaining, all kinds of things from long ago. Prices are pretty good. The gift shop is lots of fun they have things there you would never find anywhere else. I am not really a "shopper" but I could spend a lot of time in there doing just that.

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The cost was very cheap for the turkey diner special, and not bad, but not just cut off a real cooked turkey. Staff was fast, friendly, and the meal hot. It was right behind the Microtel hotel, just walked through the parking lot.

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Crestview, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

everything that we had was wonderful..chicken and dumplings for me with hash brown casserole and a sweet potato...My wife had the trout,vegies and a sweet potato too..hot bisquets and we were too stuffed for desert..fun family atmosphere and the store is stocked for the holidays..gotta love it!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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232 reviews 232 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I really enjoy breakfast in the evening, sometimes, and it was good. One of ours got their great vegetable soup, with corn muffins. Our server was great, good food, clean dining area, so how could it be better! Hadn't been here for a while, quite honestly, because this CBRL had slipped. Tonight it was good !

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