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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 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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Charlotte, NC, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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285 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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140 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Accokeek, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love Cracker Barrel's breakfast. Hot coffee, large fluffy pancakes, crisp bacon and soft scrambled eggs... the breakfast of champions (LOL). Everything was DELICOUS!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

For chain restaurants, the staff can make or break the experience. The staff here was all very friendly and kind. I felt like I was amongst family.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?