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Cracker Barrel

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9330 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4508
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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, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Diner and Movie Night.

The Wife and I stopped here as part of a movie and diner nite. We have been here multiple times. After 8pm and the crowds were less. Wait staff attentive and didn't have to wait long for our meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Wife and I stopped here as part of a movie and diner nite. We have been here multiple times. After 8pm and the crowds were less. Wait staff attentive and didn't have to wait long for our meal.

Thank ronaldbyram
Port Aransas
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never waited sooooo long for a glass of tea or a refill. The two ladies I went with had never been to a Cracker Barrel before and I recommended we go because I had never had a bad experience....until this day. Won't be back. Food was awful cold ham, flavorless corn and mashed potatoes (how can you mess... More 

Thank islandqueen63
Boynton Beach, Florida
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Typical Cracker Barrel fare and service. Nothing special, and nothing to complain about. Consistency is not a bad thing.

Thank PapaMarkie
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Whether you are craving breakfast or dinner, the home style cooking at the CB never fails to deliver that "comfort" feeling. The service was excellent as well as the food.

Thank DreadPirate4
Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank John V
Dallas, Texas
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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.

Thank Bob U
Charlotte, NC, United States
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank Stephen A
Fredericton, Canada
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

Thank Linda H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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462 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 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 

Thank jrobba
Rancho Mirage, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Russ4374

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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

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?