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9330 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4508
704-321-2261
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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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    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
Down home cooking with consistent quality

Though the menu is evolving, it stays true to their down-home roots. The breakfast items are consistently good. We like the chicken fried chicken as well as the chefs salad. Service and friendliness of the wait staff can be a little uneven. The country store staff members are unfailingly friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Stephen A
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Charlotte, NC, United States
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Cracker Barrel is always a fun experience. The food selection is diverse and interesting as well as well priced. I always enjoy browsing the store which is like stepping back in time.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is our favorite breakfast place, and we were not disappointed this time. As always, the food was delicious, the service excellent, and the prices reasonable. As with all Cracker Barrels, you might have to wait a few minutes to get in, which is why they have the rocking chairs outside. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal.

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Charlotte, NC, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Though the menu is evolving, it stays true to their down-home roots. The breakfast items are consistently good. We like the chicken fried chicken as well as the chefs salad. Service and friendliness of the wait staff can be a little uneven. The country store staff members are unfailingly friendly and browsing there is a delight; especially the antiques hanging... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A nice change from fast food Cracker Barrel is! Pleasant hostess and servers attentive to guest needs - you can count on Cracker Barrel for consistent quality of food and service and you can find it right there on Independence Blvd.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We came in for lunch on a Monday, and for some reason it took a while to get a server to our table. Once they had taken our order the food took a while to get out. The food was good, no real complaints there. I was a little annoyed that we had asked for biscuits, hoping they'd come out... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

What was I thinking - ordering a burger at a Cracker Barrel restaurant? Yes - it was like biting into jerky hamburger meat, but without any seasoning to disguise the taste. It was the worst, most over-cooked burger I have ever seen. Dry. Tough. Maybe if I left the burger in the thickest, mushiest bun ever, I would not have... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

feeling like a meal at off times? this is the place to go. you can have breakfast anytime. and if you go at off hours they are not crowded and are relatively pleasant. one Cracker Barrel is pretty much the same as another. It excels at plain, good, old fashioned, comfort food. You will not encounter Haute Cuisine, thankfully. They... More 

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Forest City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Any time I get a chance to eat a Cracker Barrel, it's on. This place was no exception. Great food, service, and the decor is always fun to look at.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Have grown to expect better than average all vegetable plate (by chain standards) from CB, but this one came in small portions and was bland.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Casual dining with a menu that spans egg dishes, sandwiches & burgers, and "homestyle" meals such as fried chicken and meatloaf. Service is usually efficient and friendly. Be prepared for a wait during weekend meal hours. Of course, they are committed to make that wait easier by giving you a huge country-store type gift shop to roam through (and hopefully... More 

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Additional Information about Cracker Barrel

Address: 9330 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4508
Phone Number: 704-321-2261
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
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
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9330 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4508
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: 704-321-2261

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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